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Singapore GP recruiting volunteer race officials for this year's night race

By Akram_saheed on 22 Mar 2014

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Local Formula One race promoter, Singapore GP, is inviting members of the public to sign up as race officials. Public registration for a total of 180 available positions is open now and will conclude at 11:59pm, 31st March 2014, local time. Positions are available in key trackside functions, including track marshals, flag marshals and fire marshals, among others. 
 
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Depending on the area of responsibility, each marshal can expect to clock a minimum of 32 hours of training. First time race officials will attend approximately seven days of theory and practical training, conducted over weekends starting in May.
Highlights of the practical training include performing recovery and extrication exercises on a Formula BMW open-wheeler and a Subaru WRX. Senior officials will also undergo specialist hands on training in fire safety and track recovery.
 
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To those interested, do take note, you have to above 18-years of age as of 1st January 2014, be physically fit and fluent in written and spoken English.  You should also be able to commit to all scheduled training sessions and must be available to participate in all three days of the race - from the 19th to the 21st September 2014.

Successful candidates will be notified by the end of April. Applications must be submitted via Singapore GP's race official recruitment website. Members of the public keen to apply for other contract positions may do so here.

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The only sport Akram watches is Formula One and aims to visit every race in the F1 calendar in a single year. Looks like he's going to be a busy man.



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LiuDeHua Mar 23 2014 03:57 PM

"Volunteering is generally considered an altruistic activity and is intended to promote goodness or improve human quality of life. In return, this activity can produce a feeling of self-worth and respect"

 

I don't see how this job fits any part of the above.

 

Made sense to do it for the first night race in 2008 when tickets were fully snapped up.

Now, with tickets in abundance, why do people still bother to be free labour?

Flying_genie Mar 24 2014 03:31 AM
Don't be stupid & volunteer. Formula 1 is a highly commercialized & profitable business. Volunteering simply means someone is making even more money. Furthermore, volunteering in Formula 1 means you are probably depriving another person of a job. Want to volunteer? Do it at a nonprofit charity!
Sid Mar 24 2014 10:00 AM

i think its more for people who cant afford to watch the race but are sort of F1fans who would love to be part of it and also get to watch for free. Im guessing they're probably given some time to "turn-by-turn" watch the race

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