During the course of the previous week, around 50 pallets of new TOMMY HILFIGER team kit were delivered to the team, which had to be sorted and organised - before over 200 bags of kit were packed over the weekend, for the core engineers, marketing team, mechanics and anyone else who might attend a race event this season.
These are then distributed throughout Monday. With so many items of clothing being handed out, the next two days will feature a raft of exchanges and tailoring jobs to make sure everyone feels comfortable in their team clothing. Thursday’s launch is our big moment, so the team has to look super-sharp!
On the other side of the spectrum, there’s also the significant task of building the new, shiny 2018 car that will be uncovered on Thursday. The main job on Monday is to complete the chassis preparations, fuel system installation and fit the engine, with the aim of getting the spine of the car in a good place for the rest of the build process.
Not quite as detailed as an F1 car, but equally impressive, is the organisation of the event itself and its vast, 54-column master spreadsheet. Preparation and work on the car launch began many months ago for the Marketing department, but the final few days are where everything starts to take shape and come together.