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Published on March 12, 2016 By Jafo In Everything Else

It's that time of the year again.  I've been to the track to get my passes etc. .... for the 37th time in a row.

Albert Park [Melbourne] is just 5 days away.  I'm posted at Turn 6 Left [Comms] and Terry's at 5.8 Right [Trackie]

And to think I was 26 years old at that first one I did in 1980 - when Alan Jones was World Champion.

Gone are the days of push-starting Senna [on my own] in Adelaide - I'll leave nudging 700 kilos of F1 to someone younger...

With a bit of luck the cars will be louder again....kinda miss the 120db [getting deaf by now anyway].

 

Doesn't matter how many times I do it...I'm always looking forward to the next one...


Comments (Page 1)
on Mar 12, 2016

Have a great time Jafo!!!  

on Mar 12, 2016

go get your halo

on Mar 13, 2016

Got to do something roughly similar with air racing/airshows for 9 years.  Ton of fun.  Enjoy it, Paul.

on Mar 13, 2016

Give me a wave from turn 6, I'll be watching...... I think Lewis is nailed on for another title! 

(And Rossi for the MotoGP title!!!!) 

Good luck Paul, have fun!!

on Mar 14, 2016

Last F1 race I worked was 1984 Dallas.  That was the one where Mansell tried to tow his car over the finish line and darn near made it. Enjoy your participation!

 

I hope they put a few of these on broadcast TV this year...

 

on Mar 15, 2016

Enjoy the race and season & stay safe.

on Mar 15, 2016

I'm looking forward to it...[always do].

It'd be great if we were paid for it....

Not looking forward to the early mornings...and long days...and the weather is going to be somewhere between iffy and OK.

 

on Mar 15, 2016

Worth it, paid or not.  Fun like that can't be replicated or bought, amirite?

on Mar 15, 2016

Daiwa

Worth it, paid or not.  Fun like that can't be replicated or bought, amirite?

Yes, you're right.  If you're into car racing this is about as good as it gets....unless you're a driver, of course...

on Mar 16, 2016

Tomorrow's day 1 of 4.

Where we get it all together [with Supercars and Formula Doctor aka Carrera cup] before the real action on Friday...

 

on Mar 16, 2016

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1/35819317

on Mar 19, 2016

It's Sunday....Race Day.

The New Qualifying was great for the first 2 sessions....but the third was a fizzle....and needs to change.

....and apart from the Red Bull's paintwork looking superb in real life....that's about it for 'news'.

 

....except my feet hurt...

on Mar 20, 2016


....except my feet hurt...

my dad used to take a shooting stick around the golf course with him to rest his dogs when they were barking... maybe get one of these...

 

https://www.google.com.au/search?q=shooting+stick+barnsby+auctions&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjg4PmNsc7LAhWEHKYKHUwoCI0Q_AUICCgC&biw=1067&bih=598#tbm=isch&q=shooting+stick+

on Mar 20, 2016

Back again.

Race was run and won.

Turn 3 scored another victim or two.  Don't think I've ever seen a more trashed F1....coming past me on the flat bed.  T'was a mess.

You'll never see that chassis running again...

 

on Mar 20, 2016


You'll never see that chassis running again...

This one?

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