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Unsung heroes of the British Grand Prix


Nearly 1000 volunteers will help to ensure the safe and successful running of the F1® British Grand Prix at Silverstone this weekend (6-8 July).

Hundreds of trackside marshals will work alongside officials such as stewards, scrutineers, timekeepers, medical personnel and more to deliver the most high-profile event in UK motorsport. There are:

Senior Officials: 35
Breakdown & Recovery Unit Personnel: 18
Course/Incident Marshals: 194
Fire Tender Marshals: 19
Flag Marshals: 85
Incident Officers: 33
JCB Snatch: 13
Marshals' Minibus Personnel: 8
Medical Team: 105
Paddock Marshals: 20
Pit/Startline Marshals: 47
Post Chiefs: 37
Track Safety Team members: 252
Sweepers: 29
Scrutineers: 46
Rescue Marshals: 12
Race Admin/Communications: 18
Total: 971

David Richards CBE, MSA Chairman, said: “Volunteers are the very lifeblood of motorsport, the glue that binds it all together, and the British Grand Prix would not be where it is today without them. The drivers and teams may be the stars of the show but that’s only possible thanks to the efforts of hundreds of marshals and officials, and it’s right that we pay tribute to their great efforts behind the scenes.”

There are more registered motorsport marshals than ever in the UK, with just under 10,000 dedicated volunteers currently signed up. The number of licensed officials is also at a record high, standing at over 3,200.

Motorsport volunteers get to go behind-the-scenes at events and join a community of like-minded enthusiasts. People can find out how to get involved by visiting the Go Motorsport website here.

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