Unsung heroes of the British Grand Prix

05
Jul
2018

Nearly 1000 volunteers will help to ensure the safe and successful running of the F1® British Grand Prix at Silverstone this weekend (6-8 July).

Hundreds of trackside marshals will work alongside officials such as stewards, scrutineers, timekeepers, medical personnel and more to deliver the most high-profile event in UK motorsport. There are:

Senior Officials: 35
Breakdown & Recovery Unit Personnel: 18
Course/Incident Marshals: 194
Fire Tender Marshals: 19
Flag Marshals: 85
Incident Officers: 33
JCB Snatch: 13
Marshals' Minibus Personnel: 8
Medical Team: 105
Paddock Marshals: 20
Pit/Startline Marshals: 47
Post Chiefs: 37
Track Safety Team members: 252
Sweepers: 29
Scrutineers: 46
Rescue Marshals: 12
Race Admin/Communications: 18
Total: 971

David Richards CBE, MSA Chairman, said: “Volunteers are the very lifeblood of motorsport, the glue that binds it all together, and the British Grand Prix would not be where it is today without them. The drivers and teams may be the stars of the show but that’s only possible thanks to the efforts of hundreds of marshals and officials, and it’s right that we pay tribute to their great efforts behind the scenes.”

There are more registered motorsport marshals than ever in the UK, with just under 10,000 dedicated volunteers currently signed up. The number of licensed officials is also at a record high, standing at over 3,200.

Motorsport volunteers get to go behind-the-scenes at events and join a community of like-minded enthusiasts. People can find out how to get involved by visiting the Go Motorsport website here.

Karting UK is pleased to announce the 2019 British Long and Short Circuit Gearbox Kart Championships, in a move that signals Motorsport UK's commitment to promoting karting in all its forms. Read more

Motorsport UK welcomes a draft report from the European Parliament's Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee (IMCO), which recommends that vehicles used exclusively for motorsport should not be impacted by VNUK, an insurance issue that has ... Read more

In advance of the 2019 Motorsport UK licence renewal window, the governing body has announced an initiative putting members at the heart of everything that they do. Read more

Do you want to help deliver a bold new vision for UK motorsport? An exciting new role has been created to head up Karting at the national governing body, Motorsport UK. Read more

Demonstrating the governing body’s commitment to disabled motorsport, MSA Chairman David Richards CBE has nominated Nathalie McGloin, the first female MSA Race Licence holder with a serious spinal cord injury, to present the third-place trophy at thi... Read more

A new opportunity has arisen for a Head of Education & Training to join the national governing body of four-wheel UK motorsport, the Motor Sports Association (MSA). Read more

The first sprint event run under new closed-road motorsport legislation drew over 130,000 spectators into the centre of Coventry earlier this month (2-3 June). Read more

19
Jun
2018
Safety Administrator

The Motor Sports Association (MSA), national governing body of UK four-wheel motor sport, seeks a Safety Administrator to be based at their office in Colnbrook, near Heathrow Airport. Read more