You won’t get any closer - Andrew Threlfall, Flag Marshal

 

The 2019 Singapore Grand Prix was my second year of volunteering and for both years, I have held the role of Flag Marshal. My role as a Flag Marshal is to communicate or warn drivers of impending danger by using manual flags or electronic light panel. We have a range of flags and work from within a metal safety cage located right alongside the track. It is vital that you keep a constant watch on your sector and be aware of drivers’ positions. 

 
 

Our ‘duty’ starts on Thursday afternoon. The whole event is expertly managed and much work goes on ‘behind the scenes’ to ensure we are fully equipped with safety gear to carry out our duties and our welfare (food, drinks etc) are also well taken care of.

It is a tiring experience over the four days but the camaraderie is fantastic and this combined with excellent organisation will see me volunteering for future events. Hopefully I will be taking on other roles as my experience grows. 

I would recommend anyone with a passion for motorsports to volunteer – you won’t get closer to the event than trackside with the fantastic Singapore GP ‘family’.

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