All motorsport events, from Formula 1 grands prix to club-level Hill Climbs, need volunteers to help run them safely and effectively. From pits and paddock to trackside, they do everything from essential administrative work to providing life-saving safety cover.
Almost all motorsport events need volunteer marshals to make sure they are run safely and effectively. Marshaling is a rewarding way of getting more closely involved with motorsport and joining a community of like-minded enthusiasts; general duties range from displaying flag signals to drivers and clearing debris to helping extract drivers and cars that have crashed or broken down.
A Scrutineer’s job is to check that competing vehicles comply with the relevant technical regulations, which help to ensure safety and fair play. While experience in engineering or a similar technical field it usually an advantage, it is not essential.
RESCUING & RECOVERING
Rescue personnel provide immediate medical and extrication facilities at the scene of an incident. They move around venues aboard Rescue Units, which are kitted out with the latest medical and extrication equipment.
Timekeeping is an essential element of most motorsport events, with the timekeeper’s role being to record competitors’ times and positions in order to determine the event results. The tools used range from simple handheld stopwatches to complex electronic timing systems that can accurately measure to the nearest thousandth of a second.