REPAIR: LUCKY SPANNER


Adjustments - Lucky Spanner

This is the Repair Shop for the Lucky Spanner, one of several Repair Shop tools alongside DRS, Pitlane Punts and Ejector Seats

To wield your Lucky Spanner, scroll to the bottom of this page, visit the main Repair Shop page, or look out for the Lucky Spanner in News + Results.


WHAT IS THE LUCKY SPANNER?

The Lucky Spanner is an extreme measure that resets all of a Losers Team's choices. 

Each Losers Team gets one Lucky Spanner to use just once in a season. It should only be used by teams at the end of their (wheel) tether.


WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A LUCKY SPANNER IS USED?

If a Losers Team uses their Lucky Spanner:

  • The Losers Team's existing drivers and constructor get sacked. All of them.
  • They are replaced with new choices selected by the F1 Losers League.

That's right. The League gets to decide. Uh-oh.

A Losers Team using the Lucky Spanner will then face the rest of the season with this whole new set of team choices.

Driver with two spanners, with the caption "Neither of these is the Lucky Spanner"


HOW DOES THE LEAGUE CHOOSE REPLACEMENTS?

The League chooses the new picks randomly, which carries some risk.

However, the League will abide by three principles:

  • The new choices won't include any driver or constructor that has just been dumped from the Losers Team.
  • Any driver or constructor that has won a Formula One race that season will be excluded from selection.
  • The new choices will be subject to the Pit Garage Rule (see the Entries page for more on this).

It's a haphazard way of changing team choices, or maybe it's not: we'll find out amid the chaos.


WHEN YOU CAN'T USE THE LUCKY SPANNER

WHY ISN'T IT CALLED AN "UNLUCKY SPANNER"? 

Because it doesn't sound as good. Shut up.

THE PRACTICAL BIT

The Lucky Spanner must be used before a grand prix's first practice session (FP1) to take effect for that weekend’s race.

To wield your Lucky Spanner, scroll to the bottom of this page, visit the main Repair Shop page, or look out for the Lucky Spanner in News + Results.


A driver saying "it's the biggest tool I've ever seen"

[THE LUCKY SPANNER CONTROL PANEL WILL APPEAR ON 1 SEPTEMBER 2021]