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The Buchanan Formula 1 team has been pondering the
problem of mid-race tyre changes, which are often
necessitated by the inpredictable nature of the English
This season, we will be trialling our pit-stop-stopping
Radical Remould system.
Should our man have started the race on
tyres, and then find himself berained and in need of
the pit crew will simply unroll the electrically-heated
carpet, down the length of their pit lane.
Assuming that the pit crew have, furthermore,
remembered to plug it in, our driver need only slow
a little and coast through the pit lane, and then avoid
sharp acceleration as he passes through the shallow
trough at the end. He will emerge triumphant and
with the appropriate tread pattern embossed.
||He will emerge with over-vulcanized (ie: charred) tires
that will have the grip coefficient of polished marble, yes?
||Not unless the nitrogen jets fail.
||Yes, but then the pit crew wouldn't be able to make
waffles in the meantime.
||Ah, yes, I missed the bit about the nitrogen jets.