Cat rescued from a tree. Sausage casserole found in Reading bus station lost property. Letter delivered 41 years after being posted. Child saves family from burning house.
Items of good news all, attached to the end of a bulletin to provide welcome relief from all of the pestilence, war, famine and death that dominates what we’re told on the hour, every hour. Because, y’know, life: it ain’t all bad
The other day, that news slot was occupied by the Williams Formula 1 team, which has been bringing ‘F1 pit stop know-how’ to the neonatal unit at the University Hospital of Wales. Specifically, it has been helping to streamline the way newborn babies are resuscitated, so that it happens more quickly and is more likely to succeed.
Williams, like most racing teams, is an expert in what it calls human performance. It even employs a ‘human performance specialist’, who makes sure its people are trained to be in the right place, at the right time, with the right equipment to hand, and who are quickly able to communicate with each other. Evidently, that person is effective: a crew of nearly 20 Williams engineers can swarm around a car and change all of its wheels in less than 2.0sec.