The HR director at Formula One racing outfit BAR organised a
Spanish pre-season tune-up for the team to ensure they hit the track at full
John Marsden said the 70-strong team (including driver
Jenson Button, pictured) and 25 engineers from engine supplier Honda, attended
a team-building event by specialist coaching firm Performance First Limited in
Valencia to ensure that British and Japanese members of the team bonded and
performed to their maximum potential.
"It is not just the cars that need preparing for the
season, it’s essential that the whole race team is focused on the same goal and
is fully formed ahead of the first Grands Prix in Melbourne," said
Activities were designed to bring the two cultures together
and included an assembly exercise and an opinion poll to gauge team morale.