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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...


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on Mar 20, 2016

a comment elsewhere reminded me of the dangers of marshalling

http://www.jamesallenonf1.com/2016/03/australian-grand-prix-nico-rosberg-wins-as-fernando-alonso-survives-huge-crash/#comment-3639803

 

are they giving you better protection these days?

on Mar 20, 2016

Hankers

This one?

Yes....that's the one.

Alonso was a lucky lad.  I saw the replays last night... I don't think I've seen a worse prang in an Aussie F1.  terminal speed at the braking point for 3 is around 300+ [kph] so it wasn't a mild bingle.

Was his fault though.  To out brake someone in front of you you really have to not have him in your way...

 

Track safety HAS improved over time.  Corner 3 was where the Spectator Marshal Graham Beveridge was killed several years ago.  [same time as my wife Terry was on that point].

 

Of course...meanwhile with the 'drift cars' demonstration ... a Camaro and a Mustang ... on our point [6] while they were going 'WD' the Camaro managed to put it sideways into our flag point and move about 6 ton of fence 40mm while there were flaggies in there.  Just proves that any dickhead can burn rubber an drift a car.  The trick is to actually ALWAYS control it.

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