Posted on: 19 Jan 2017 by: Nigel Lamb
I know this is way late but here’s how my air racing career came to an end . . . First of all, why the decision made before the 2016 season started that it would be my last? It’s very simple really . . . very early in my career, I made a promise to myself and to my family that, if ever the ‘flame of passion’ began to dwindle, I would stop operating high performance machines near the ground.
Posted on: 5 Sep 2016 by: Nigel Lamb
It’s essential to keep life in perspective, especially in sport. Amongst the negative Olympic news of mosquitoes, unfinished infrastructure and drug cheats, there were plenty of inspirational stories to admire and inspire.
Posted on: 18 Jul 2016 by: Nigel Lamb
The track was tricky even in calm conditions. To have flown so well in similarly turbulent conditions from the first Free Practice and then to put in such an abysmal run when it really counted today is an immense disappointment.
Posted on: 11 May 2016 by: Nigel Lamb
Spielberg was a total contrast to 2016’s first race in Abu Dhabi . . the preparation in Graz and Free Practice days in the track were so relaxed and our team was not bombarded by outside pressures and stress.
Posted on: 12 Mar 2016 by: Nigel Lamb
Although we haven't gone through to the round of 8, I feel happy with many elements of today.
Posted on: 9 Mar 2016 by: Nigel Lamb
When you’re feeling fit and the competitive flame still burns bright, it’s tough to know the right moment to retire!
Posted on: 23 Feb 2016 by: Nigel Lamb
We were delighted to see the MXS off to Germany on Friday to catch the air transport to Abu Dhabi this week. The MXS is very well setup and I enjoyed about 20 air testing / training flights in the last three weeks.
Posted on: 28 Oct 2015 by: Nigel Lamb
Having posted such good times with the 2014 elevator set-up in Fort Worth, I came to Las Vegas with high hopes. Everything started very well with our team being fastest on Friday in all three Training sessions.
Posted on: 5 Oct 2015 by: Nigel Lamb
Fort Worth was a roller coaster to say the least! In hindsight, changing the elevator this year was a mistake, but only because we did not have time to set it up well and then have time for me to get used to it.
Posted on: 7 Sep 2015 by: Nigel Lamb
On 18th October my Red Bull Air Race World Champion title will pass to either Matt Hall or Paul Bonhomme. Too much tinkering with elevators and an associated lack of consistency killed my chances a race or two ago.