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Volunteer race officials wanted for the 2014 FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE AIRLINES SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX

Race Volunteers

12 March 2014, Singapore Race promoter Singapore GP is inviting members of the public to sign up as a volunteer race official for the 2014 FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE AIRLINES SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX. A total of 180 positions are available. Public registration for marshal recruitment is open from now until 31 March 2014 (11.59pm, Singapore time).

"Volunteer race officials play an integral role to ensure that the race is conducted in a safe and sporting manner,” said Gabriel Tan, Clerk of the Course, Singapore GP Pte Ltd. “The FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX consistently enjoys one of the highest race official retention rates. This year, 88% of our officials are returning to volunteer to be involved in the sport again. It is heartening to see that all our marshals are very dedicated and enjoy a close working relationship with a common goal to deliver a world-class motorsports event in Singapore.”

Now in its seventh year, the FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX is one of the most prestigious and highly anticipated sporting and entertainment events in the Asian calendar, featuring a weekend of thrilling race action and star-studded performances. Since the inaugural night race in 2008, over 200,000 spectators have flocked to the spectacular Marina Bay Street Circuit each year to watch the world’s finest drivers in action, with another 90 million people worldwide on average watching the event on television. 

Singapore attracts high number of female Race Officials

At 25%, Singapore has one of the highest percentages of female race officials amongst the Formula OneTM circuits. Female officials at the FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX are involved in a wide range of trackside roles including crane operator, starter, sector chief, track marshal, medical marshal as well as crucial administration roles such as stewards’ secretary, sign-on and logistics manager.

Singapore GP’s Senior Manager of Race Operations and Chairperson for the Singapore Motor Sports Association Volunteer & Official Commission Janette Tan said, “Over the years, our female volunteers have shown that they are just as capable and knowledgeable as their male counterparts. In fact, we even have two ladies who are licensed to operate a Manitou Crane, which is used to recover vehicles on track. I’m proud that more women are involved in motorsports today and I look forward to even more women joining us this year.” 

180 race official positions open to public 

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A total of 180 positions are available in key trackside functions, including observers, track marshals, flag marshals and fire marshals. Depending on the area of responsibility, each marshal can expect to clock a minimum of 32 hours of training.

First-time race officials will attend approximately seven days of theory and practical training, conducted over weekends starting in May 2014. Highlights of the hands-on training include performing recovery and extrication exercises on a Formula BMW open-wheeler and a Subaru WRX. Senior officials will also undergo specialist hands-on training in fire safety and track recovery.

Members of the public interested to apply for the volunteer marshal positions will need to be 18 years and above as of 1 January 2014, physically fit, fluent in written and spoken English, commit to all scheduled training sessions and available to participate in all three days of the race  (19  to  21 September). Successful candidates will be notified by 30 April 2014. Applications must be submitted via Singapore GP’s race official recruitment website http://raceofficials.singaporegp.sg

Members of the public keen to apply for other contract positions at the 2014 FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE AIRLINES SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX may do so at www.singaporegp.sg/jobs

Notes:

1. Returning Race Officials are available for profile interviews upon request.

2. See Annex A for interesting facts on Singapore GP Race Officials.