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.
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
As I was in between jobs I had an opportunity to tick another race meeting off my never-ending list of races to marshal. The Blancpain GT is a collection of roughly 50 GTs ranging from Ferraris to Aston Martins to Lamborghinis and most other super cars mixed in for good measure. Round Four of the … Continue reading Marshalling Away Weekend: Silverstone Blancpain
Whilst thinking about what to talk about in this blog, one of the most terrifying and gut-churning thoughts crossed my mind, and wiped the smile clean off my face. Without making it too dramatic, the reason that my mood had change was because I'd realised that November was drawing to a close meaning I had … Continue reading A Farewell to a Fantastic 2017
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!
Easter weekend normally sees me in one of two locations; on a rugby pitch or at Oulton Park for the British GT's! This year, I pushed myself outside my comfort zone and headed to Silverstone for the World Endurance Championship's six hour race. As I was only able to travel down to the circuit on … Continue reading A Weekend Away at WEC
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
As a lifelong Motorsport fan, I wanted to give something back, so in 2013 I did a Marshals ‘taster day’ at Silverstone. The day included a tour of the circuit, some flagging practice and had visits to race control and the medical centre. Unprecedented behind the scenes access. The afternoon was spent on post and … Continue reading The Marshalling Journey – Trainee to Track.