Jamie Whin­cup

Virgin Australia Voyeur - - VIRGIN AUSTRALIA NEWS -

Plat­inum Fre­quent Flyer mem­ber, Vir­gin Aus­tralia Am­bas­sador and Su­per­cars driver. What do you love about your job? The com­pe­ti­tion. Work­ing with the me­chan­ics and en­gi­neers in the weeks lead­ing up to the race and then the on-track bat­tle gets my heart rac­ing. Where was the last place you flew to for busi­ness? I’ve just come back from a race at La­guna Seca which is sit­u­ated in a lit­tle town called Monterey, two hours south of San Fran­cisco. La­guna Seca has a fa­mous se­ries of cor­ners that re­ally drop in alti­tude and wind around like a corkscrew. How do you pass the time while you’re in the air? Apart from all the bor­ing stuff like catch­ing up on emails, I like to spend the time to have a quick re­flec­tion of my life and an­a­lyse if my short- and long-term goals are on track. What’s

your top travel tip? This year I found this awe­some lit­tle re­treat in Langkawi, Malaysia. If you love a chal­lenge like me, there’s a 4000-stair climb to do there, which is awe­some. Just wear long socks, as the leeches are bru­tal. What do you never travel with­out? My Bose head­phones — ev­ery fre­quent flyer should have a good set of noise-can­celling head­phones. Where

are you head­ing next? My next trip is back to the US in De­cem­ber, this time to the east side to check out the world’s best car wash sys­tems. I have a pas­sion for cars but also me­chan­i­cal en­gi­neer­ing. I cur­rently run a state-ofthe-art tun­nel car wash on the Gold Coast which I’m al­ways striv­ing to im­prove the qual­ity of. My dream is to bring this ser­vice to a city near you.

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