It’s been a while since our last blog post and it’s safe to say that things have become very busy here at Fortec recently! We just wanted to let you know quite how hard our boys have been working to get our cars in the best possible shape for 2012. They might be in the background at the races but our mechanics and engineers are the absolute backbone of the team and while it hasn’t quite been 24/7 it has sometimes felt like it for our guys!
So we’ve finally been out racing – our InterSteps, BARC, and British F3 teams have all racked up some racing mileage and recorded some fantastic results in a great start to the season. Meanwhile, our NEC, Eurocup, and Formula Renault 3.5 teams have been testing around Europe, regularly topping the timesheets.
The results don’t just come out of nowhere, though and while some might think that the real work happens at the weekend and our boys can relax in the week, our mechanics and engineers have been working late into the evening and even early into the morning for weeks in the run-up to the season-openers. Takeaways have been the order of the day as the teams have worked tirelessly to prep the cars for the season, and while it’s our drivers who go out and do a great job out on track, bringing home the glory, it’s our trusty mechanics who are putting in the hours at the factory to give our drivers the best possible car and the best possible shot at victory at the all-important race weekends.
Take Easter for example; a quick turnaround from Oulton Park to Monza meant that our British F3 cars had to be loaded up and ready to leave by Tuesday morning. There was little time for Easter celebrations as our mechanics worked through Easter Sunday and Monday in an effort to get the cars prepped and ready for our next outing in just a couple of days.
These guys are absolutely dedicated to doing the very best job and getting the best results for the team and they do a fantastic job – when they finally do get a break, they will certainly have earned it.