Singapore GP opens recruitment for volunteer marshals for
inaugural night race
Singapore, 19 December 2007
Race promoter Singapore GP Pte Ltd is inviting
volunteers to be a part of history as marshals at the inaugural 2008 FORMULA 1™
SingTel Singapore Grand Prix.
800 marshals are needed to fulfil varying positions in order to run a successful street
race next year. Interested participants can register to be a marshal via the official
The Confederation of Motor Sport Ltd (CAMS), who is the appointed official race
organisation consultant, will be providing the training for the marshals. The Australian
organisation and its accredited International trainers have significant experience at the
FORMULA 1™ Grand Prix of Australia and other International and Australian major circuit
racing championships. Many of them were also involved in the training of marshals for
the 2004, 2005 and 2006 FORMULA 1™ Grand Prix of Bahrain.
The programme will consist of a foundational e-learning component, as well as
classroom and practical training sessions, stretching over a seven to eight month period.
The online modules will cover basic marshalling knowledge, protocol, procedures, circuit
information and more.
Key marshals will also be sent to a number of overseas races, including the 2008
FORMULA 1™ Grand Prix of Australia. These key officials will receive specific training and
practical experience in order for them to direct a race as well as to equip them with the
ability to train others.
Singapore GP will also be recruiting several senior medical personnel for the event. Dr.
Carl Le, the Chief Medical Officer for the 2008 FORMULA 1™ SingTel Singapore Grand
Prix explained, “The event medical service will incorporate both a spectator medical
service and a dedicated Track Medical Service. The Track Medical Service will include an
on-track medical centre and medical staff of approximately 120 personnel."
Besides CAMS, Singapore GP will also be working closely with the Singapore Sports
Council (SSC) as well as the Singapore Motor Sports Association (SMSA) in order to
deliver a successful event. The SSC will be providing the overall volunteer management
services and the necessary human resource infrastructure to deploy and manage the
Besides a great sense of achievement from being a part of history, the marshals will also
receive a certificate of appreciation. Student volunteers will also gain Community
Involvement Programme points (where students have to chalk up a certain number of
hours of community service each year). These volunteers will also be certified by the
SMSA and will thus be able to participate in other motorsport events.
About Singapore Sports Council
The Singapore Sports Council (SSC) is Singapore’s lead agency tasked with developing
sports in Singapore. Our vision is to create a Sporting Singapore where Sports is a way
of life. SSC aims to develop sports champions and create enjoyable sporting
experiences for Singapore through the three strategic thrusts of cultivating a sporting
culture, achieving sports excellence and creating a vibrant sports industry. Formed on 1
October 1973, SSC is a statutory board under the umbrella of the Ministry of Community
Development, Youth and Sports.
About 2008 FORMULA 1™ SingTel Singapore Grand Prix
The inaugural FORMULA 1™ SingTel Singapore Grand Prix will take place on 28
September 2008 on a street circuit of public roads around the Marina Bay area. The race
will be the first held at night in FORMULA 1™ history and is the first street race in Asia.
Three-day Corporate Hospitality Suite packages were launched on 28 November 2007,
with sale of three-day passes to the public due to start in mid January 2008. Single-day
passes will be released for sale just before the Chinese New Year, subject to available
About Singapore GP Pte Ltd
Singapore GP Pte Ltd is the race promoter for the 2008 FORMULA 1™ SingTel Singapore
Grand Prix. It holds five-year renewable rights to stage the Singapore Grand Prix,
beginning with the 2008 Season. The company is a partnership between Komoco Motors
and regional events company Lushington Entertainments, via its parent company Reef