Now as we have a few weeks before it all kicks off again - we have compiled a handy little checklist to make sure you’re ready to hit the ground running this year.
We have reduced the size of the world for marshals to visit by our thirst to communicate and share our great memories.
Our orange family has grown to proportions that are truly staggering and we have made orange friends across the world now. For this, I am truly grateful for the internet.
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
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.
You’ve probably heard many drivers in motorsport talk about ‘Life on the Edge’ the perfect balance of exploring the limits of what is possible in a race car versus the outer limit before everything ends in wreckage and ruin.
Normally I stick to one big meeting a year at one circuit, for example if I do Touring Cars at Oulton Park I won’t do them again elsewhere however, last year I did the British Touring Cars at both Oulton Park and Silverstone and the Formula One at both Silverstone and Spa-Francorchamps. Now I … Continue reading British GT feat. Snetterton Circuit
I felt like the hunted, like I was doing just enough to keep the beast at bay each lap until I had them worked out. I’d work out its sound; its call to the others, my senses now in tune with the nature of the beast I was ready.
As the sun sinks behind race control, flickering rays of light over the start finish straight cast silhouettes into turn one, then reappear for one last hurrah before surrendering itself to the horizon making way for night fall. The scene is as breathtaking as the racing. Sebring International raceway, home of the famous and gruelling … Continue reading Super Sebring Part One – Chasing the sunset
Last year I wrote part one to a day in the life of a motorsport marshal and it was rather successful, so I decided to follow it up with the rest of the action which sometimes follows from 12 noon to the end of the day.