Time to salute the real heroes of sport... thread
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The F1 Helmet Visor Wiper
The car comes to a stall in the pits, the mechanics dive into action, changing the tyres, loading the fuel at lightning quick speeds. But... what about the bloke who dives over and gives the drivers visor a wipe clean? If he wasn't there the driver would have to waste another tear off, but this man makes it not so. He just goes in there, and wipes the visor, left to right, left to right, in a hurried yet thorough fashion, making sure it is spotlessly clean.
Tyre compounds are no relevance to his work, he has to make sure he gets the right detergent, the ones that will get that visor cleaner than all others. The one that will make the driver see clearly. The amount of hours he must practice to get that technique right. The vital decisions he must make, "should I use a J-Cloth or just the orthodox household duster?".
And at the end of the year, whether his team are Formula One Champions of the world, or Minardi, he can go back to a nice house with a widescreen tv, big bed, huge garage, and all this because he has earned the right to wipe a drivers visor clean. (If he is a member of the Prost team he'd be going down the Job Centre looking for industrial cleaning jobs)
Visor wipe man, we salute you.
Next in the series - #3 - The F1 Lollipop man. The pinnacle of the lollipop profession.