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I`m surprised theres been no mention of this yet?
Along with his rally team, Mr Stobart and Mr Tinkler are now getting involved in Formula 1.
We are covering the transport for the Brawn f1 european races.
Now i dont know if anyone from the upper echelons of Stobart reads or gets to hear about these forums, but can i respectfully suggest YOU PAY MORE ATTENTION TO THE GENERAL FLEET! ANOTHER YEAR WITHOUT A PAYRISE?
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Correct me if i am wrong (and probablywill be) but i read on another forum (one thats heavily into stobart issues) and it said that stobart was merely supplying the drivers for the brawn fleet. i was led to believe the trucks were the GP teams own
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Stobart have ordered Megaspace mercs to pull Brawn trailers greg. As far as i know only two have arrived so far. My mate is driving an ex-honda team Daf 105ssc.
Onwards and Upwards
white xf 105s and xf 95s ssc with the braun trailers there was a few in crick on monday, think they shipped out tuesday morning...
i also heard that they got mercs on order...is it true when the drivers are finished on that, they are going on to europe work
though the way be long ,let your heart be strong, keep right on to the end
i was reading the commercial motor mag and saw the ones that honda had up for sale
Not sure how Stobart, Brawn F1 are working it, but most F1 teams have thier own trucks, but the drivers they use are mainly agency drivers, from specialist agencies who supply truck drivers for F1 teams. They normally get the truck to the circuit, clean it, park it and fly home. They then get flown back to get the trucks home or to the next circuit. When it's quiet on the racing circuit they go and work elsewhere.
I suppose the Stobart drivers are going to work it a bit like this, but will be employed by the same company all the time.
i thought if jobs came up in the stobart group the are to be advertised in all depots
this 1 has gone to the blue eyed boys by the sound of it
For the Fly Away races the teams equipment is flown out mostly with DHL and then the teams utilise containers at the circuit venues i believe.
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what was the time away and are the drivers still employed by stobart group or brawn gp
Its just for the European circuits which i think lasts till around September.
After that they go onto the European side of the Business and not back onto the Uk.
I think it works out to about 4/5 months away in all.
Hi all, Just signed up after reading stuff about Stobarts and Braun and speculation is a wonderful thing!! But is not every thing! as my best pal (bro) is 1 of the drivers and is pulling the cars for the team. I'm in good place for the facts and many on here are a little (lets say) speculation as always when things not known. Things always come out in the end! Things are going to be a LITTLE diffrent than many think and a FEW could be shocked Not going to say much more other than. People got couple of jobs because of Experiance and know how and how they do there job!!!!! I worked worked for stobarts for 2 and half years on European so not just speaking from hear say! Think this 1 was a LITTLE to HIGH profile and too much MONEY for blue eyes!! There is them who can do it and them that cant! them that will! and them that CANT! them that do! and them that CAN! and them that do nothing but moan about it!!!!! Seen both sides as a driver and an employer. GOOD LUCK to them who are doing it! what an Experiance!!
Crack on and keep her LIT!!!
So is there any sign of the Stobart livery on the trucks or are they going to get a Stobart sticker on the inside of the rear wing or something ?. Is it just a straight commercial deal or some sort of sponsorship ?. Anyone got some photo's ?.
i know tommorow or sunday brawn are to announce thier sponser ship deal with virgin media maybe there will be something about the stobart group iswell just have to wait and see. stobart group seem to have timed this really well brawn are leading the drivers and constructers championship this should be a good thing for the companys image
Normally the F1 drivers are not flown home, during the European rounds they drive from depot to circuit, set up after cleaning the trucks, and im led to believe jacking the axles up and turning the wheels so the tyre logo is at the top etc, assisting the mechs in unloading the vehicles, kit, re fuelling devices, practise and race days they will also assist on such things as keeping records of tyre temps, poss working in the pit lane getting the wheels ready for a stop..... Soon as the race is over its load and go back to depot, they dont overnight in the cabs, but hotels..
Its not an easy life, and you dont really get to see any of the racing, it normally [zb], brawn and sponsors, but the rewards can be great, such as an all expenses holiday for you and the family (Plus the rest of the crew) to places like the Maldives at the end of the season....
May have changed a bit now, but thats how it was when Williams had Honda and Mansell the whinger...
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