Earlier this month, the NS Marketing team ventured out to National Storage Bundall for a day of filming with Red Bull Holden Racing Team Driver, Jamie Whincup. Featuring the National Storage branded supercar, our new video highlights how easy it is to book and move-in to storage.
We had a blast working with Jamie and were lucky enough to sit down with him for a quick Q&A over a few Allen’s snakes (Jamie’s preferred mid-shoot sweet!) Find out when Jamie started racing, what he would put in a storage unit, and how his racing year has been affected in 2020 ahead of the Bathurst 1000 kicking off this weekend.
How old were you when you started racing?
“I was seven years old. My father bought me a go-cart down in Melbourne and it got out of control from there.”
What is the first thing you would put in your storage unit?
“Definitely my racing car. I own one of my old racing cars from 2012 – it’s my most prized possession. I would park that in a car storage unit for sure.”
What is your favourite moment driving a NS branded car?
“It would have to be the Adelaide 500. The first race of the decade is always important to me, and this year even more so as I got to drive the National Storage branded car.”
How do you normally start a typical morning on race day?
“I get out of bed, have porridge with strawberries and banana, and then get straight to the track and start my planning.”
What is your next race?
“Bathurst 1000. It’s the biggest race of the season and I’m pumped for it to get underway.”
What affect has COVID-19 had on your racing season this year?
“We started the season as normal, but then had to pivot and adapt to e-races for 10 weeks. We were given 3 hours notice to pack up and leave before the borders were due to close. I’m lucky in that I don’t have kids to worry about, but I felt for some of my friends in Victoria who do – it would have been really tough to pack up and say goodbye to their family on such short notice, and with no certainty about when they would see them again.
We are now cramming the whole season of races into 3 months, which means we have been travelling around a lot recently. It has been a challenging year for all sporting codes. I live in Sanctuary Cove so it has been interesting to watch how the AFL have adapted by creating a hub here in Queensland.”
How has the team bonded during the difficult COVID-19 environment?
“COVID era has been crazy. We’ve just spent weeks and weeks away together so we’ve seen the team more than we have our family.”