Formula 1: Volunteers wanted for Singapore's night race

Formula 1: Volunteers wanted for Singapore's night race
A view of the illuminated Formula One track at Marina Bay.

SINGAPORE - Race promoter Singapore GP Pte Ltd is inviting members of the public to sign up as volunteer race officials for the 2014 Formula One Singapore Grand Prix, which will be held at Marina Bay from Sept 19 to 21.

There are 180 positions available in key trackside functions, including observers, track marshals, flag marshals and fire marshals.

Public registration for marshal recruitment is open from now until March 31.

The Singapore night race, now into its seventh year, has one of the highest retention rates for volunteers, with 88 per cent of officials returning this year.

It also has one of the highest percentages - at 25 per cent - of female race officials among the Formula 1 circuits.

Female officials are involved in a wide range of trackside roles including crane operator, starter, sector chief, track marshal, medical marshal, as well as administration roles such as stewards' secretary, sign-on and logistics manager.

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.

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 Jan 1, physically fit and fluent in written and spoken English. They will have to commit to all scheduled training sessions and must be able to participate in all three days of the race.

Applications must be submitted via Singapore GP's race official recruitment website

Successful candidates will be notified by April 30.

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