Qantas Frequent Flyers join the race to the 2002 Fosters' Australian Grand Prix

Sydney, 11 January 2002

One lucky Qantas Frequent Flyer will compete alongside Channel Nine personalities Karina Brown and Suzie Wilks, Inside Sport covergirl Prue Jackson and other celebrities in the MINI Celebrity Challenge at the 2002 Foster's Australian Grand Prix on Sunday 3 March 2002.

The major prize-winner and four other finalists will receive return Qantas Economy Class air travel to Melbourne for two people, eight nights' twin share accommodation and four days' corporate hospitality at the 2002 Foster's Australian Grand Prix.

Qantas Group General Manager Marketing, Curtis Davies, said Qantas Frequent Flyers need only register once at to be eligible for this exciting competition.

"Every time they travel with the airline between 12 January and 7 February 2002 and provide their Qantas Frequent Flyer number at the time of booking, they will automatically receive one entry into the draw to win a place in the competition.

"The more times you fly, the more chances you have to win," Mr Davies said.

Five Qantas Frequent Flyer names will be drawn at random on 15 February 2002 from all eligible entries. The finalists will be invited to participate in Day One of the MINI Celebrity driver-training course at Melbourne's Sandown Raceway on Monday 25 February 2002. At the end of the day, the major prize-winner will be chosen based on driving ability and skills, by BMW Group Australia driver-trainers.

The major winner and nominated companion will also attend the Grand Prix Ball and enjoy BMW Group Australia corporate hospitality at the 2002 Foster's Australian Grand Prix.

Qantas will select one other finalist to drive the Qantas Go-Kart in the Corporate Kart Challenge on Saturday 2 March 2002.

The major prize-winner and Qantas Corporate Kart driver will keep their driver's kit including driver's suit, race helmet, gloves and boots valued at A$1,500.

Other terms and conditions apply.

Issued by Qantas Corporate Communication (2583)
Media Contact: Melissa Thomson