2019 F1 Thread | Page 7 | Australian Frequent Flyer
Australian Frequent Flyer

Welcome to Australia's leading independent Frequent Flyer and Travel Resource since 1998!
Our site contains tons of information that will improve your travel experience.

Joining AFF is fast, simple & absolutely free - register now and take immediate advantage of these great BENEFITS.

Once registered, this box will disappear. And you will see fewer advertisements :)

2019 F1 Thread

Cossie

AFF Supporter
Joined
Aug 24, 2006
Messages
1,128
Well I guess it will happen to all of us one day, but it's still sad. 70 isn't old imo! Niki Lauda - Wikipedia

He came from a period when F1 for me was fun to watch. I still remember listening to the BBC in a car park in Scotland hearing about his crash, 1976 and fearing the worst.

My friend and I went to Brands Hatch that year and also Austria, so I'm thinking we saw him in the race before his crash in Germany in July. Hard to believe that he still came second that year and was back racing in Italy in September.
 
Last edited:

defurax

AFF Supporter
Joined
Jun 27, 2012
Messages
2,605
Flights
My Map
Yes I just saw that on The Guardian site - very sad as he wasn't very old (and I'm getting close to that myself).
I always liked his no BS attitude. This has unfortunately disappeared in modern corporate F1. At the same time I think a lot of F1 drivers who had their racing career in the 60s/70s must have felt they were living on borrowed time anyway...
 

Flashback

AFF Supporter
Joined
Oct 29, 2006
Messages
8,650
Flights
My Map
It may well be the only thing that makes me watch the next race, to see what tribute there is.

With this season having become a procession very early on and not looking back I fear I've had enough now and won't bother watching the rest. At least last yer the first half of the season had some promise......
 

serfty

Moderator
Joined
Nov 16, 2004
Messages
40,456
Flights
My Map
RIC will start from 6th
Starting from 6th on the grid at Monaco is not much worse than starting from 2nd on Grid, both generally much much worse than starting from pole.

If on pole, all the driver needs to do is keep ahead (passing is nearly impossible) and hope the crew don't forget to be around when you come in for a tire change.
 

JessicaTam

Moderator
Joined
Jan 29, 2012
Messages
13,092
Flights
My Map
Starting from 6th on the grid at Monaco is not much worse than starting from 2nd on Grid, both generally much much worse than starting from pole.

If on pole, all the driver needs to do is keep ahead (passing is nearly impossible) and hope the crew don't forget to be around when you come in for a tire change.
Hopefully Red Bull haven't shared that 'skill' with Renault. :rolleyes:
 

AFF on Air Podcast

  • jb747’s Stellar Career with Qantas – AIR013
    Sat, 15 Jun 2019 03:00:41 AEST
      In this special edition of the podcast, Matt chats to John Bartels (a.k.a. jb747) about his flying career with Qantas, the A380, the QF30 incident, flight training, retirem ...
  • Cheap Virgin Australia Business Class – AIR012
    Sat, 01 Jun 2019 03:05:28 AEST
      Find out how to get cut-price Virgin Australia Business Class tickets by buying and redeeming Etihad Guest miles! This episode also includes some listener Q&A and an interv ...
  • Star Alliance Status – AIR011
    Sat, 18 May 2019 09:39:41 AEST
      Find out how to easily earn Star Alliance Gold status with several different frequent flyer programs! This episode also includes an interview with John Blom, Australia’s ...
  • Premium Economy – AIR010
    Sat, 04 May 2019 00:21:32 AEST
      Premium Economy is a great compromise if you want a more comfortable experience than Economy, without paying for Business or First class airfares! In this episode, AFF’s ...
  • Hyperinflation of Points – AIR009
    Sat, 20 Apr 2019 04:49:59 AEST
      Frequent flyer points are a valuable currency, but they aren’t immune from hyperinflation! In this episode, Matt discusses why frequent flyer points are a terrible long-t ...

Community Statistics

Threads
81,671
Messages
1,887,429
Members
49,571
Latest member
chippo2008
Top