Pitstop Challenge & Team Building

Perfect choreography. Precise timing. Accurate team work. Ongoing coaching...

Welcome to the Pitstop Challenge!

Speed and efficiency are key to the success of a Formula One team. The driver relies on his team to ensure the car is at its peak performance before he gets behind the wheel, takes to the track and hits speeds of 200mph. Winning the race is not solely based on the driver’s ability – changing the tyres, adjusting wings and nose cones, refuelling (until 2009) and fixing damage to the car in a timely manner ensure a successful outcome. The pit crew undertake the majority of these activities in a matter of seconds. Are you ready for the challenge?

Your team is expected to handle your company’s personalised F1 car with the same approach as a professional F1 pit crew who can facilitate the changing of all four tyres in four seconds. With focus, team collaboration and leadership we expect you to achieve this challenge in under 10 seconds. Not only is this activity focused on forging better team relations; it is also an extremely fun way to participate in an exhilarating challenge.

This experience begins with a briefing on the role of teams in completing a critical assignment with speed and excellence. Participants are organized into teams and each role needs to be assigned according to the competence of each team member to ensure a fast, safe and accurate pitstop is achieved. The teams are briefed on safety and tools – you will be using the same equipment that the professionals utilise including high performance air guns (under supervision). The FMCG F1 pit crew will demonstrate the techniques to change all four wheels on an F1 car as quickly as possible, and then it is over to your team! Over the course of several attempts/rounds your pit crew reduce their time as much as possible. To reinforce the teambuilding and learning outcomes, we can supply crew suits to complete the F1 appearance of your team and F1 memorabilia to be used as trophies or souvenirs for your team’s extraordinary day.

We can transport the car(s) and equipment to any location in the World including your office, a hotel or even an outdoor arena. If you require assistance in sourcing locations and venues (including motorsport circuits) we have a wide network of highly recommended hotels, arenas, race tracks and conference venues. We currently deliver programs for clients throughout Europe, Asia, the Middle East and further afield.

If you want to expand on an already innovative and productive program then consider engaging your team in our unique tailored blind fold driver challenge, skid driving experience or even undertaking drifting/racing on a world-renowned circuit and finish the day with dinner or a BBQ from our exceptional catering team; allow us to develop a totally unique program to suit your required learning outcomes.

"This was a rewarding and thrilling team-building event with careful management by your team. You proved that together we achieve more."
- Board Director, Bunzl Plc

Your new F1 pit crew team will have been exposed to a multitude of activities that will benefit them in their workplace, including:

  • Experience the advantages/challenges of collaboration in an interdependent team with a focus on a collective goal
  • Practice the communication skills necessary for successful collaboration and be aware of the importance of productive dialog within the team
  • Experience the difference between operating in a flat team verses a hierarchical team
  • Understand the role of leader in an interdependent team matrix
  • Receive and practice real-time coaching as a means of improving individual and team performance with specific roles and responsibilities
  • Work to generate collective insight from combined individual efforts

If you are seeking to improve management/staff development and increase team performance then contact FMCG now! Time is of the essence for your pit crew.

© FMCG International 2015
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