There’s not many things cooler than nonchalantly flashing a race official badge at a burly security guard while the “norms” look on enviously from the barricade.
Yep, being an F1 volunteer has far more kudos than, say, doing a turn at the local OAP home, even if it might be, ahem, slightly less selfless. But hey, it’ still volunteering so get your application in now to be an 2013 F1 Singapore Grand Prix marshal.
There are 150 positions available ranging from observers (we’re hoping this means watching the race with a serious face on) to track, flag and fire marshals. If you’re a first-timer you’ll have to attend seven days of theory and practical training over a few weekends. But apparently you get to perform “recovery and extrication exercises on a Formula BMW open-wheeler and a Subaru WRX”.
The recruiting process closes on 31 March 2013 so if you’re 18 and fluent in written and spoken English, get over to the Singapore GP website. Successful candidates will be notified by 30 April 2013.
Photo: Nate Robert