Ferrari Formula 1 racing team recently fired their whole pit crew to employ a few young guys from Soweto. This sudden reaction was due to a TV documentary showing how young Sowetans could take a car’s wheels off within 6 seconds, without any fancy equipment.
Ferrari soon regretted their decision, however, as the young men not only changed the wheels within 6 seconds, but 12 seconds later the car had been re-sprayed and sold to the McLaren team. Ferrari was still eager to compete in the race and, since they no longer had a Formula 1 car to race with, decided to race a Sowetan minibus taxi complete with an experienced (yet unlicensed) driver and fare collector in the Grand Prix.
Of course they easily won the race, since the minibus weaved it’s way through the start grid, set off before the lights changed and didn’t bother to change the tyres when they wore out. It also took all corners at maximum speed, as the brakes were non-existent. On the way to victory, the new Ama-Ferrari-Ferrari team also managed to hijack several competitors’ cars, and picked up 35 passengers at some notoriously dangerous spots, including blind rises as well as in the chicanes.
We can be proud of another SA sporting achievement which will put us at the forefront of sporting history. Well done boys!!!