The Haas F1 team continues to introduce fans to their employees and this time introduced Graham Fraser, the tire technician who is responsible for preparing the rubber for Kevin Magnussen’s car.
Graeme Fraser: “On the track I am responsible for preparing the tires and organizing the work with them. I have to ensure that the correct tires are in the pit lane at the right time. We need to make sure that our guys deliver the right tires from the garage, check that everything is ready for pit stops.
I myself am not participating in the replacement of tires in the pit lane now, my task is to ensure that it is properly prepared. When a team decides to make a pit stop, standard or unscheduled, I have to ensure that the mechanics take the right tires, and the pressure in them is at the correct level.
In the previous three years, I was also part of the pit stop crew and performed various functions. He worked with the front jack, with the rear jack, and then during the whole season he was engaged in installing the rear left wheel.
I have a lot of experience in youth categories, in F3, in Formula Renault, but in the past I have also worked with teams in GT3, in touring – all of which I have been doing for fifteen years, but three years ago I switched to Haas F1. And before that, I was a logistics manager in one of the European teams that competed in youth formulas: I was responsible for the delivery of all cargo, machinery and equipment to 15 tracks, where races of several championships were held.
I really enjoy being part of the Haas team and traveling the world. I am motivated by the pressure that we experience, especially during the qualifications, and it is very pleasant when we manage to achieve good results.
Our work is very hard, but it is a joy, because you understand that you are working for a common cause, for the team to perform as best as possible. “