The world of motorsport is celebrating its dedicated volunteer marshals and officials during FIA Volunteers Weekend (19-20 May), with the entire community encouraged to show its appreciation on social media.
Volunteers are the power behind motorsport; whether marshals or scrutineers, clerks or stewards, timekeepers or rescue crews, the sport could not happen without them. In the UK there are currently 9,539 registered marshals, meaning the MSA is on course to register more marshals than ever before this year. There are also 3,200 highly trained officials, ensuring that events are run safely and fairly.
Throughout this weekend, all those involved in the sport are encouraged to show their appreciation for volunteers on social media. People can share videos, photos and stories on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter using the hashtag #FIAVolunteersWeekend.
David Richards CBE, MSA Chairman, said: “Without the commitment, skill, training and goodwill of volunteers it would be impossible for motorsport participants to enjoy their passion every weekend. It’s not just at the side of the circuit or track that our volunteers contribute so generously, but in officiating and organising events, providing medical support, contributing to local clubs, regional associations, committees and the Motor Sports Council.
“It’s right that we shine a light on the enormous contribution that volunteers make to motor sport in the UK this weekend, however let's also bear in mind that it is every weekend that our volunteers contribute so freely, and for that we should all be very appreciative.”
Jean Todt, FIA President, said: “Volunteers are the unsung heroes of motorsport. Without them, quite simply, we would not be able to go racing. It is important for the FIA to recognise their vital contribution, and the occasion of the Volunteers Weekend shines the spotlight on their hard work and dedication to ensuring the safety and success of events the world over. This is also an opportunity to promote the positive benefits that volunteers gain from their involvement, and help attract new people to motor sport.”
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