Albeit it with a sombre tone to the weekend, which you can read about here, the Belgian Grand Prix weekend was another brilliant time for marshalling. With the sun shining, engines roaring, crowd buzzing and all of us in orange laughing, it’s hard to find a part of the weekend that won’t stick with me. … Continue reading Sensational Spa leaves us in dreamland
Sitting here reflecting on the weekend I had just had at Spa-Francorchamps for the 2019 Belgian Grand Prix, it’s hard to look past the tragic event that occurred on Saturday afternoon. I will eventually get to the details of the great post I had whilst marshalling, the action-packed race that was witnessed, the brilliant group … Continue reading Sombre Moment at Spa Francorchamps
Let me take you back to the British Grand Prix with the crowds buzzing, the Mercedes duo battling each other, red Bulls seeing red, a record number of home Grand Prix wins for Lewis Hamilton and a safety car that allowed the quick thinking to gain on their rivals.
As the chequered flag dropped on the 2018 Belgium Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps and I worked my way up the track to where the bus would pick me up to take me back to the campsite, I felt myself holding back a number of emotions.
It’s an eight-month journey that takes you through different levels of emotion. The 2017 marshalling season hadn’t even finished, yet I was scrambling around counting the number of days marshalling I had completed and filling out forms to get my nomination submitted. Job one was completed in November and my nomination accepted was in December. … Continue reading F1 – Sun, Sound and the sublime
A big trip deserves a big blog, so sit back and enjoy this one! They say a week is a long time in politics, but it can also be true for motorsport marshals! After braving the snow and -2 temperatures of Oulton Park for the season opener, Sarah and I were heading down under for … Continue reading From Oulton Park in the snow to Albert Park in the Sun!
Formula 1 is seen by many as the pinnacle of motorsport, so when I first started Marshalling and had conversations with other marshals, F1 became a personal goal. To get to Marshal at the British Grand Prix isn't easy, to even apply, yes apply, you need to be a minimum grade of Green Badge (Track … Continue reading First Time for the F1!
The United States Grand Prix was my third Formula One event of 2016 and my third visit to the United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. I had previously marshalled in the capacity of Comms in 2013 at Turn 16, and in the Pit Lane/Starting Grid in 2015, when … Continue reading Marshal On Tour – The American GP
The biggest event on the British Motorsport calendar and one that every marshal wants to be at the side of Silverstone circuit for, for the best view of the Formula One. To be able to marshal there you need to be at least a track marshal, or green badge as you may have heard; sorry … Continue reading F1 and the Marshalling Bug