Roles & Responsibilities

Each role plays an important part to the success of the FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX and there are more than 150 roles in Race Operations at the event.

Race Officials are unable to choose a specific role but may indicate their preferred role category during registration (Trackside, Administrative [Non-Trackside] and Fire Marshals). All roles are by appointment only and officials will be allocated based on factors such as retention rate, organisational needs and experience amongst others.

 
 

 

Clerk of the Course
Deputy and Assistant Clerk of the Course

The Clerk of the Course is the senior local operations official and takes on overall responsibility for the event. The primary role is to control all race activities and other activities where circuit safety may be involved, in accordance with regulations and schedules drawn up for the Event.

The Deputy and Assistant Clerk of the Course will assist the Clerk of the Course, including the conduct of Support Events as required.

Clerk of the Course
 
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Chief of Communications
Deputy and Assistant Chief of Communications

The Chief of Communications takes charge of the Race Control Channel and runs the channel with his/her deputy and assistants. They will relay information and decisions made by the Clerk of the Course to Senior Officials in the loop.

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Emergency Coordinator
Deputy & Assistant Emergency Coordinator

The Emergency Coordinator assists the Clerk of the Course in coordinating responses to incidents and other emergencies on track. The Emergency Coordinator manages course vehicles like recovery cranes and tilt-trays, fire and rescue trucks, equipment trucks and boundary bikes.

Emergency Coordinator
 
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Chief Observer
Deputy and Assistant Chief Observer

The Chief Observer runs the Observer Channel together with his/her deputy and assistants. They are the link between Race Control and Observers around the circuit.

They disseminate information to relevant personnel in Race Control ranging from requests of equipment to breach of regulations by competitors. In addition, they are also in charge of incident reports filed by the Observers and work closely with Race Admin Office to ensure reports are passed on to the relevant personnel.

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Chief CCTV Controller
CCTV Controller

The Chief CCTV controller oversees the operation of CCTV Cameras in Race Control and alerts the Clerk of the Course of any incidents by displaying it on appropriate television screens. The CCTV controller team maintains a log of incidents on track throughout the event.

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Sector Chief / Deputy Sector Chief

Sector Chiefs are responsible for the safety and direction of the Race Officials at the sector. They ensure that the sectors are set up and equipped to carry out all the routine functions required as well as responding to incidents in the sector.

Sector Chief / Deputy Sector Chief
 
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Trainee Sector Chief

Trainee Sector Chiefs are race officials who have been placed on a training program for the potential position of Deputy Sector Chief. They are attached to an experienced Sector Chief to understudy the role and understand the various aspects of managing a sector. This may be a two to three years training program.

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Flag Marshal

Flag Marshals are trained on the use of manual and electronic flags signal to communicate or warn drivers of impending danger. They are also required to observe any form of flag infringements.

Flags are used as a visual communication to cue the drivers when the race is underway. The display of correct flag signals to racing drivers will give them ample time to react to circumstances, prepare for evasive action, avoid any obstacles on track or be prepared to stop if necessary.

Flag Marshal
 
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Observer

Observers are regarded as the eyes and ears of the Clerk of the Course. They are trained to observe happenings around the circuit and report on incidents during racing and practice, usually by radio in the first instance and follow up with a written report if required.

The reports may cover driving standards, mechanical problems, safety related issues, crashes and spins.

Observer
 
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Fire Marshal

The primary role of a Fire Marshal is to provide fire-fighting coverage of vehicular fires on the circuit.

Fire Marshals have to assist stopped drivers on track to prevent a vehicular fire from taking place or extinguish the fire in the shortest time possible without endangering themselves or the driver.

Fire Marshals are deployed around the circuit including the Pit Lane, Support Paddock as well as on fire and rescue vehicles.

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Track Marshal

Track Marshals are trained in track-clearance procedures and their duties include assisting stopped drivers, clearing any debris on track and supporting in recovery.

They check the track thoroughly between each session to remove all debris, which could cause a hazard to the next group of competitors using the track.

Track Marshal
 
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Recovery Marshal

Recovery Marshals are tasked to recover immobilised vehicle on track together with track marshals while maintaining radio contact with Race Control and directing the Crane Operator.

Recovery Marshal
 
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Crane Operator

The primary duties of a Crane Operator is to recover immobilised vehicles from the track as soon as possible under the direction of the Recovery Marshal and return the vehicle to the dead car space before handing over to the tilt-tray team at the end of the session.

Race Officials appointed to this position must have a valid Class 3 Driving License.

Crane Operator
 
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Chief Boundary Rider
Deputy and Assistant Chief Boundary Rider
Boundary Rider

The Chief Boundary Rider manages a team of Boundary Riders and ensures the team is familiar with the route to return to the Pit Lane.

A Boundary Rider assists competitors who have been stranded around the circuit and transport them back to the Pit Lane safely without delay.

Boundary Riders may be required to collect, send urgent trackside reports and return them to the administration office of the Secretary of the Event. Boundary Riders may also be called upon to assist with delivery of small items around the circuit.

Race Officials appointed to this position must have a valid Class 2 Motor Bike License with at least two years of riding experience.

Chief Boundary Rider
 
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Chief Course
Course Marshal

The Chief Course Marshal will assist Race Control in setting up the circuit, monitoring the state of readiness of all trackside facilities before and during all events, carrying out clearing laps, tracking closure laps as required by Race Control and any other duties required. He may also be sent to the scene of a critical incident to take charge of response activities there.

Chief Course, Course Marshal
 
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Chief Marshal Team
Deputy Chief Marshal, Chief Flag Marshal, Chief Track Marshal, Roving Sector Chief

The Chief Marshal Team consists of Deputy Chief Marshal, Chief Flag Marshal, Chief Track Marshal and Roving Sector Chief. They are in charge of the respective group of trackside marshals.

The team works closely with the Assistant Clerk of the Course on the Trackside Marshals’ sector allocation, equipment allocation and relationship between each team. In addition, the team will advise and assist other Senior Officials with their trackside roles.

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Chief Medical Officer
Deputy and Assistant Chief Medical Officer
Medical Team

The Chief Medical Officer is in charge of the allocation of the medical team personnel and medical vehicles around the circuit while ensuring that the Track Medical Center and Medical Team are properly equipped prior to the FIA Medical Delegates inspection. In additional, the Chief Medical Officer needs to submit the FIA Medical Questionnaire 60 days prior to the Singapore Grand Prix detailing the deployment plans, egress routes for ambulance and etc.

The Chief Medical Officer is supported by his deputy and assistants and they work closely with the Clerk of the Course.

Reporting to the Chief Medical Officer, Medical Marshals are trained in medical intervention procedures and their primary role is to provide medical coverage in respect of incidents. Medical Marshals are based at the Track Medical Center, Sectors or in vehicles including medical intervention or extrication.

Applicants applying for position in the Medical Team must be registered with the respective authority.

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Chief Paddock Marshal
Deputy and Assistant Chief Paddock Marshal
Paddock Marshal

The Chief Paddock Marshal is in charge of the Support Paddock, movement of the support categories race vehicles and lining the cars on the dummy grid prior to sending them to the start line.

Reporting to the Chief Paddock Marshal, the primary duties of the Paddock Marshal is to line up the cars on the dummy grid according to the grid sheets provided by the Secretary of the Event prior to sending the field out to the start line.

Paddock Marshal is also required to assist in the management of the Support Paddock area, access gates to restricted guests and the form up area.

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Chief Pit & Chief Grid Marshal
Deputy and Assistant Chief Pit & Grid Marshal
Pit and Grid Marshal

Both Chief Pit and Chief Grid Marshals will work hand in hand to manage the Pit Lane and the starting grid. They will be assigned with a group of Pit and Grid Marshals who will assist in managing the Pit Lane, starting grid, access control of authorized vehicles and personnel in the Pit Lane, ensure competitors comply with the regulations pertaining to their actions in Pit Lane, display of grid boards and clearing the grid of all personnel at appropriate time.

Pit and Grid Marshal will also work closely with the Scrutineers located in the Pit Lane and assist each other in their roles.

Chief Pit & Chief Grid Marshal
 
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Chief of Recovery
Deputy and Assistant Chief of Recovery

The Chief of Recovery is in charge of the Recovery Team and recovery vehicles. Working closely with the Clerk of the Course on the Recovery Plan and the placement of the personnel and recovery vehicles, the Chief of Recovery together with his Deputy and Assistants will formulate the training plan for the recovery team.

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Chief Scrutineer
Deputy and Assistant Chief Scrutineer
Scrutineer

The Chief Scrutineer works closely with the Technical Delegate and under his direction, ensure that the Scrutineer team checks all cars for safety and eligibility at the beginning of the event or at other times when required.

Reporting to the Chief National Scrutineer, the primary duties of a Scrutineer is to check all cars for safety and eligibility at the beginning of the event (and at other times as required), to examine any cars involved in accidents prior to being permitted to return to the track. They may also need to assist the Pit and Grid Team when required.

Scrutineers may be allocated to the Pit Lane or Support Paddock.

Chief Scrutineer
 
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Chief Starter
Starter/Finisher

The Chief Starter is responsible for the Start and Finish procedure of each race. He will ensure that the start and finish procedures of each race are performed correctly through the display of the start line lighting sequence and chequered flags. He will work closely with the FIA-appointed Starter to ensure the starting procedures are in place for the Formula One race.

The Chief Starter is assisted by a team of Starters/Finishers where they will do lap charting, display of penalty flags directive of Race Control.

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Secretary of the Event
Deputy and Assistant Secretary of The Event
Administrative Officer

The Secretary of the Event is the senior administrative official and is responsible for the sporting organisation of the event and for all announcements required in connection therewith. Supported by a Deputy Secretary of the Event and a team of Assistant Secretaries, each has specific duties including race administration, compliance, marshal safety and support categories.

The Administrative Officer will assist in document processing, distribution of documents, logging of documentation and answering of queries. The Support Paddock Administration Officer will have additional duties of posting timing results, grid sheets and team sign-on.

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Chief Editor (Newsletter)
Deputy Chief Editor
Newsletter Team

The Chief Editor (Newsletter) is responsible for the monthly Race Officials' newsletter, Off-Track. Together with the Volunteer Manager, the Chief Editor will plan and set the direction for each issue of the newsletter. He will task his team of writers and photographers to research or interview selected Race Officials or any other personnel involved in the event.

Chief Editor (Newsletter)
 
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Chief of Sign-On
Deputy and Assistant Chief of Sign-on
Mustering Team

The Chief of Sign-On is responsible for each day’s sign-on of about 1100 officials and equipping officials with personal protection equipment, tabard, walkie-talkies and etc. The Chief of Sign-On is the first line of information pertaining to the actual turnout of Race Officials.

The Mustering Team comprises of race officials who man the sign-on counters and handing out of logistics each day.

Chief of Sign-On
 
 
 

Steward

The Steward works closely with the Race Director/Series Stewards and are empowered to take judicial action against teams and/or drivers and, impose fines or other forms of penalty. In certain circumstances, Stewards can act as an immediate court of appeal for drivers and teams against the summary decision of the Clerk of the Course.

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