Be a marshall at Silverstone - training day next week
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Be a marshall at Silverstone - training day next week

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Found 30th Jun 2013
Be a marshall at Silverstone - training day next week

watching F1 and they mentioned this - interesting

Ever wanted to get closer to the action? Silverstone Marshals Team is looking for new members to join its team of volunteers to marshal at Silverstone.
Whether the event is the MotoGP or a club-level meeting, motorsport needs volunteers to be able to run. From pits and paddock to trackside, marshals are essential part of any motorsport event and needed to make race meetings happen. As a marshal, you would be joining a band of enthusiasts, who enjoy their motorsport, up close and personal.
No experience necessary, training will be given.
To find out more about volunteering and what marshalling is all about please read our Marshalling at Silverstone introduction Booklet.
If you are still interested in attending a training or taster day please contact Penny Norris on 01327 320 295 or e-mail penny.norris@silverstone.co.uk

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Banned

I don't know why this is being voted cold, I think Marshalling is a great voluntary occupation and those I know who do it love it. Good for the point of contact details alone.

I've done this before, and it's great! I'd recommend everyone with an interest in motorsport to go and try marshalling. Sure, it's not for everyone, but it's a great experience.

I just read what being Marshall is all about I would love to do it but there is no age restrictions show in the booklet, does that mean any age....

All you need to be able to do is sweep up bits of tyre from the track.

I would love to do this

Would you have to cover the expenses such as travel?

hotdealseeker

Would you have to cover the expenses such as travel?



No but you dont have to pay for a ticket and that would cover a lot if not all.

dalipsinghno1

I just read what being Marshall is all about I would love to do it but … I just read what being Marshall is all about I would love to do it but there is no age restrictions show in the booklet, does that mean any age....


Sure. And we'll see an expert toddler taking out tyres and placing them back in. Would be funny as hell to see one doing so

shazar

No but you dont have to pay for a ticket and that would cover a lot if … No but you dont have to pay for a ticket and that would cover a lot if not all.



tickets are free for next weekend, i've already got mine

Hmm...I'm interested but it's so far away from me Is there a train station in Silverstone?

Yea, but site says they're all approx 30mins from track. (Not sure if thats walking or in a car though)
I've also got a ticket anyone going from manchester i could get in with?

I'd love to put hubby up for this but I think a Marshall was killed not long ago I'd be terrified of accidents you hear alsorts like they crash car and end up killing someone else

themummysclub

I'd love to put hubby up for this but I think a Marshall was killed not … I'd love to put hubby up for this but I think a Marshall was killed not long ago I'd be terrified of accidents you hear alsorts like they crash car and end up killing someone else



You're right a marshall was killed recently but injuries and accidents are going to happen anywhere, probably just as likely to be killed walking to the shops!

No train station nearby, would have thought travel costs would have been covered.

Edited by: "johnraggett" 1st Jul 2013

I'd be kinda tempted but I love my motorsports photography (just been at the F1 this weekend) and it would be a case of being a marshal or taking photos can't do both. Might consider it in the future though. I bet you get an amazing view of exploding Pirelli's as a marshal.

I have done this a couple of times and it is a fantastic experience, not only do you get to be at the centre of the action but if you also get to me some superb VIPs. I would highly recommend it to all

@KaoFusion - care to share you experiences. I'm seriously considering doing this.

What are the Pros/Cons of doing this?

I might be tempted to apply for this, just live down the road from Silverstone.

hairyman

tickets are free for next weekend, i've already got mine



May I ask how?

Marshall rule number 1: Don't be this guy youtube.com/wat…Aho


kammykazi

@KaoFusion - care to share you experiences. I'm seriously considering … @KaoFusion - care to share you experiences. I'm seriously considering doing this.What are the Pros/Cons of doing this?



Pros: Well - you are there at the circuit for free, all weekend and if you love racing like me you will have an EPIC time! If you get to do some jobs with the VIPs (usually either chauffeuring around or working in the VIP area) you could also end up in the VIP after party area they have and meet some F1 drivers past and present and other 'famous' people.

Cons: It is hard work and they may ask you to sleep in one of the offices for the couple of days because the hours are long and the traffic is horrendous over the weekend so unless you live terribly close they ask you to 'camp' there. You won't be trackside all the time but to be honest you are always near a screen of radio so will be able to hear or see the action. If you get to work the car parks then that is probably the least favourite job as you are farthest away and you can't always choose what you want to do so you may not get the best job to see all action.

Marshalls do a variety for driving, to transporting to directing people to car park duties and depending if they are short on people for the other roles or what happens over the course of the day it is unlikely you will stay doing one thing. The people who enjoy it most are flexible, proactive, adaptable and relaxed! There to enjoy the atmosphere but realise you are there to help the day run smoothly not so you can just have a free F1 jolly. Some people do it for years but due to my real-life work commitments I can't squeeze it in anymore but for a couple of years my brother and I had great fun!

kimplix

Sure. And we'll see an expert toddler taking out tyres and placing them … Sure. And we'll see an expert toddler taking out tyres and placing them back in. Would be funny as hell to see one doing so



Will get my 6 month old to do this

chuchuj

May I ask how?



gomotorsport.net, you will have to register with them, sunday 7th july 10am-4pm but on another site it said, you can just turn up and get in for free, i registered and got tickets sent by email.




yeh that tom pryce accident is horrific

then again totally dumb to run across a track with cars driving at 170mph plus

bit like rally fans....yeh go on stand the way you suicidal imbecile

demolisher

I would love to do this



and live up to your HUKD name

Original Poster

one thing to remember is they dont supply the earplugs

might get a freebie set here

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kammykazi

@KaoFusion - care to share you experiences. I'm seriously considering … @KaoFusion - care to share you experiences. I'm seriously considering doing this.What are the Pros/Cons of doing this?



Well for me it's going to be a long trek as i live in London :s Do they give you money to cover your journey in or is all of this pro bono?

There is so much money in F1 - it seems ludicrous to rely on volunteers.

I really do not understand it - "Always the bridesmaid....."

Get on the track and drive don't watch others do it!

kammykazi

Well for me it's going to be a long trek as i live in London :s Do they … Well for me it's going to be a long trek as i live in London :s Do they give you money to cover your journey in or is all of this pro bono?



I don't know - I lived nearby and didn't ask for any money back, I would have been there anyway so helping out for me wasn't a problem.

A few points. Tom Pryce was a long time ago - and the rule in the UK is that you don't cross a live track and Never with a fire bottle.

Marshals don't drive VIPs around, our role is more involved in the actual running of the event, from looking after spectators to digging competitors out of the tyrewall and all the mucky and wet jobs between yes including sweeping up debris and picking up bits of broken race car - or bike.

We don't get expenses although some of the smaller clubs offer a small contribution towards expenses. You have to find your own gear - the Orange flame resistant overalls, the safety footwear and other kit

Most circuits would welcome new Marshals, not just Silverstone, so if you have a local track call the circuit office and ask to be put in touch with the Chief Marshal to arrange a taster day, where you will see most of the aspects of a Marshals weekend. Most circuits will accept guys and girls from age 16, although until 18 you will not be allowed onto a "live" track. Its fun, interesting and you get the best seats in the house!

For more details gomotorsport.net/

Source. I'm a Marshal.

ridgmont61

There is so much money in F1 - it seems ludicrous to rely on volunteers.I … There is so much money in F1 - it seems ludicrous to rely on volunteers.I really do not understand it - "Always the bridesmaid....." Get on the track and drive don't watch others do it!



Thats ok if you have the money to do it - and racing isn't cheap - if you thought the last set of road tyres cost a lot..... oO

F1 is a small part of motosport in terms of the number of cars, The real sport is the hundreds of events from BTCC down that take place week in week out in the UK, and unless you have enough practical experience in the ordinary motorsport events you wont get to do the British Grand Prix. Being a Marshal is a cheap way of being involved in motorsport, there is some cracking racing going on with the smaller clubs, I have no interest in F1, but I love to Marshal at club events, the British Truck Racing guys are amazing too, a full sized truck that can accelerate as fast as a Porsche?

its a joke that f1 doesnt pay for marshalls

I'll have to give this a go , I live in Silverstone so no real distance to travel

royals

its a joke that f1 doesnt pay for marshalls



Agreed, considering how much money there is in F1 they should pay wage or at the very least cover the expenses involved to get there to help them make their millions come smoothly to them!

I live a 10 minute walk away from Silverstone so I'm going to give this a go!

when i did marshaling back in the late 90's i got paid for it plus traveling expenses, what happened??!! It's not like they can't afford it either as it costs an absolute fortune to get in to a top event for a weekend. Free meals too i seem to remember!! Happy days.

Original Poster



No but you dont have to pay for a ticket and that would cover a lot if not all.[/quote]

tickets are free for next weekend, i've already got mine[/quote]

hairyman - how did you get on

Edited by: "holly100" 14th Jul 2013

Cold. Free labour under the pretence of being a privilege.
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