Beginning of the end of the old order? Herbie Blash is off.

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Beginning of the end of the old order? Herbie Blash is off.

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Herbie certainly has seen so much.It was good of bernie to employ him for races after his active mechanics career was over.

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I think he was with BRM beforw that?

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I met Herbie at the Monaco GP a couple of years ago. I interrupted his conversation to ask for a photo and he invited me to sit down and have a chat. He introduced me to Franz Tost, I wasn't aware who he was at the time :(, and we chatted about the GP coming up. He was such a nice guy and a great person to chat to. I also ran into Helmet Marko that weekend who was also super nice and we chatted about the new boy Ricciardo. He was very excited about him.

Through my work I get to meet celebs here and there, but running into these guys on the street I was amazed at the time they had for me. I was happy to say hi and bye, but they wanted to chat about the sport and see what I thought about certain drivers etc. The sport has a rep for not being fan friendly but these guys went well above and beyond.

I will miss Herbie's pop up on screen at the end of each grand prix, excitedly trying to get the drivers to weigh in.

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Lupin wrote:I met Herbie at the Monaco GP a couple of years ago. I interrupted his conversation to ask for a photo and he invited me to sit down and have a chat. He introduced me to Franz Tost, I wasn't aware who he was at the time :(, and we chatted about the GP coming up. He was such a nice guy and a great person to chat to. I also ran into Helmet Marko that weekend who was also super nice and we chatted about the new boy Ricciardo. He was very excited about him.

Through my work I get to meet celebs here and there, but running into these guys on the street I was amazed at the time they had for me. I was happy to say hi and bye, but they wanted to chat about the sport and see what I thought about certain drivers etc. The sport has a rep for not being fan friendly but these guys went well above and beyond.

I will miss Herbie's pop up on screen at the end of each grand prix, excitedly trying to get the drivers to weigh in.
Great story :), thanks for sharing

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Sevenfest wrote:
Lupin wrote:I met Herbie at the Monaco GP a couple of years ago. I interrupted his conversation to ask for a photo and he invited me to sit down and have a chat. He introduced me to Franz Tost, I wasn't aware who he was at the time :(, and we chatted about the GP coming up. He was such a nice guy and a great person to chat to. I also ran into Helmet Marko that weekend who was also super nice and we chatted about the new boy Ricciardo. He was very excited about him.

Through my work I get to meet celebs here and there, but running into these guys on the street I was amazed at the time they had for me. I was happy to say hi and bye, but they wanted to chat about the sport and see what I thought about certain drivers etc. The sport has a rep for not being fan friendly but these guys went well above and beyond.

I will miss Herbie's pop up on screen at the end of each grand prix, excitedly trying to get the drivers to weigh in.
Great story :), thanks for sharing
Agreed. Stories like this make me smile, every time.

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DaveStebbins wrote:
Sevenfest wrote:
Lupin wrote:I met Herbie at the Monaco GP a couple of years ago. I interrupted his conversation to ask for a photo and he invited me to sit down and have a chat. He introduced me to Franz Tost, I wasn't aware who he was at the time :(, and we chatted about the GP coming up. He was such a nice guy and a great person to chat to. I also ran into Helmet Marko that weekend who was also super nice and we chatted about the new boy Ricciardo. He was very excited about him.

Through my work I get to meet celebs here and there, but running into these guys on the street I was amazed at the time they had for me. I was happy to say hi and bye, but they wanted to chat about the sport and see what I thought about certain drivers etc. The sport has a rep for not being fan friendly but these guys went well above and beyond.

I will miss Herbie's pop up on screen at the end of each grand prix, excitedly trying to get the drivers to weigh in.
Great story :), thanks for sharing
Agreed. Stories like this make me smile, every time.
Glad you enjoyed them. I also shared a urinal with Alonso in the F1 paddock... he was way shorter than I thought he was.

Reading the other thread on Nikki Lauda and remembering watching Paul Stoddart chatting with fans for hours after a race, I really think F1 is missing the charm of the old characters around the track. They're all robots as we say. I do think Vettel is a breath of fresh air. I enjoy having a cheeky personality on the grid

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Lupin wrote:I met Herbie at the Monaco GP a couple of years ago. I interrupted his conversation to ask for a photo and he invited me to sit down and have a chat. He introduced me to Franz Tost, I wasn't aware who he was at the time :(, and we chatted about the GP coming up. He was such a nice guy and a great person to chat to. I also ran into Helmet Marko that weekend who was also super nice and we chatted about the new boy Ricciardo. He was very excited about him.

Through my work I get to meet celebs here and there, but running into these guys on the street I was amazed at the time they had for me. I was happy to say hi and bye, but they wanted to chat about the sport and see what I thought about certain drivers etc. The sport has a rep for not being fan friendly but these guys went well above and beyond.

I will miss Herbie's pop up on screen at the end of each grand prix, excitedly trying to get the drivers to weigh in.
it's the drivers that are not fan friendly. maybe except a handful like the Mercedes drivers.

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trento wrote:
Lupin wrote:I met Herbie at the Monaco GP a couple of years ago. I interrupted his conversation to ask for a photo and he invited me to sit down and have a chat. He introduced me to Franz Tost, I wasn't aware who he was at the time :(, and we chatted about the GP coming up. He was such a nice guy and a great person to chat to. I also ran into Helmet Marko that weekend who was also super nice and we chatted about the new boy Ricciardo. He was very excited about him.

Through my work I get to meet celebs here and there, but running into these guys on the street I was amazed at the time they had for me. I was happy to say hi and bye, but they wanted to chat about the sport and see what I thought about certain drivers etc. The sport has a rep for not being fan friendly but these guys went well above and beyond.

I will miss Herbie's pop up on screen at the end of each grand prix, excitedly trying to get the drivers to weigh in.
it's the drivers that are not fan friendly. maybe except a handful like the Mercedes drivers.
Mercedes drivers fan friendly?

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Lupin wrote:I also shared a urinal with Alonso in the F1 paddock... he was way shorter than I thought he was.
I had a quick look online - and today I learned I am taller than Fernando Alonso. And I believe I am quite a short man
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Lupin wrote:
trento wrote:
Lupin wrote:I met Herbie at the Monaco GP a couple of years ago. I interrupted his conversation to ask for a photo and he invited me to sit down and have a chat. He introduced me to Franz Tost, I wasn't aware who he was at the time :(, and we chatted about the GP coming up. He was such a nice guy and a great person to chat to. I also ran into Helmet Marko that weekend who was also super nice and we chatted about the new boy Ricciardo. He was very excited about him.

Through my work I get to meet celebs here and there, but running into these guys on the street I was amazed at the time they had for me. I was happy to say hi and bye, but they wanted to chat about the sport and see what I thought about certain drivers etc. The sport has a rep for not being fan friendly but these guys went well above and beyond.

I will miss Herbie's pop up on screen at the end of each grand prix, excitedly trying to get the drivers to weigh in.
it's the drivers that are not fan friendly. maybe except a handful like the Mercedes drivers.
Mercedes drivers fan friendly?
just some impressions i get from Lewis and Rosberg interacting with fans from news sources. I remember Lewis spending some time with his fans in Shanghai too.

have also heard from a friend who went to one of those F1 dinners saying Vettel was the friendliest driver.

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mcdo wrote:
Lupin wrote:I also shared a urinal with Alonso in the F1 paddock... he was way shorter than I thought he was.
I had a quick look online - and today I learned I am taller than Fernando Alonso. And I believe I am quite a short man
I read the "I had a quick look" bit and thought you were still talking about being at the urinal with Alonso (I realise it wasn't you!)

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Lupin wrote:
I also shared a urinal with Alonso in the F1 paddock... he was way shorter than I thought he was.
Sounds like the paddock could do with at least one more urinal. Or an "engaged" sign. ;)

But seriously nice stories, interesting to hear about Marko. He gets a hard time but behind the competition there is a big love of the sport in almost every case.
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hittheapex wrote:
Lupin wrote:
I also shared a urinal with Alonso in the F1 paddock... he was way shorter than I thought he was.
Sounds like the paddock could do with at least one more urinal. Or an "engaged" sign. ;)

But seriously nice stories, interesting to hear about Marko. He gets a hard time but behind the competition there is a big love of the sport in almost every case.
Yeah I was surprised by Marko. At first I sensed he was concerned because I am Australian and perhaps aussies in the past have had a go at him regarding Webber. He was super excited about Ricciardo, but I just wanted to talk about Vettel which he wasn't very interested in. Perhaps he knew he was heading to Ferrari.

I think Monaco is a great race to run into F1 people. They're all just walking around the track and much more relaxed probably because they live there.

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Sevenfest wrote:
mcdo wrote:
Lupin wrote:I also shared a urinal with Alonso in the F1 paddock... he was way shorter than I thought he was.
I had a quick look online - and today I learned I am taller than Fernando Alonso. And I believe I am quite a short man
I read the "I had a quick look" bit and thought you were still talking about being at the urinal with Alonso (I realise it wasn't you!)
Wayhey! In that scenario I probably would have had a quick glance to see if his balls were made of titanium or stainless steel
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mcdo wrote:
Sevenfest wrote:
mcdo wrote:
Lupin wrote:I also shared a urinal with Alonso in the F1 paddock... he was way shorter than I thought he was.
I had a quick look online - and today I learned I am taller than Fernando Alonso. And I believe I am quite a short man
I read the "I had a quick look" bit and thought you were still talking about being at the urinal with Alonso (I realise it wasn't you!)
Wayhey! In that scenario I probably would have had a quick glance to see if his balls were made of titanium or stainless steel
Hanging out with the guys?

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