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Old 9th November 2008, 18:49   #16
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I was marshaling so no pics, but will post the log soon.
Listening to a F1 car going full throttle barely 3 feet away is something which cannot be described in words
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Listening to a F1 car going full throttle barely 3 feet away is something which cannot be described in words
Well, it sure did blow the cobwebs out of the ears!!
And Terry Grant was a treat to watch.
Scintillating car control....


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Old 9th November 2008, 21:51   #18
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Here is a little preview from saturday's practice. Hope you guys like it!
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Yep...what a symphony of sound. Those who did not volunteer missed a lot.
Thanks to all the volunteer marshals for their wonderful work. Unfortunately work on track control kept me away from getting to click pictures. Waiting for others to do the honors.
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Yep...what a symphony of sound. Those who did not volunteer missed a lot.
Thanks to all the volunteer marshals for their wonderful work. Unfortunately work on track control kept me away from getting to click pictures. Waiting for others to do the honors.
Another downside was that most of us missed all the stunts.
But I think the F1 car going 2 feet from our positions made up for it all, not to mention the post event photo ops!
Full report coming up soon! With pics(post event).

As for the naughtiness, on the practice day(Saturday), my wife did manage some pics, and I also tried some video with the phone, however, soon the radio cackled, telling all marshals to put their camera down.

And Nitin, could you link to some video from the "naughty marshals"
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In order to avoid a lot of overlapping content :

Please post your views on the event in this thread >
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/motor-...how-delhi.html

For a review on being a marshal take a look at this thread >
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/motor-...l-s-diary.html

Please use this thread only for the discussion/review/debreifing on the volunteering.

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Every location on the show has upside and downside. Those in the viewers area had to crane past crowds to get clear pictures but the stands were strategically located to offer best of viewing and stunts. Marshal were the first ring around the track. As there primary job is safety I had to ask every one to stop clicking and concentrate at job on hand. Not that few did not sneak a peek. On the other hand they got as close to the cars and drivers as they could in th paddock. For all the hours of work and toil they put in they got a marshal safety jacket and a Renault cap (most of them now autographed) for keeps. And some even collected the melted rubber strips thrown up by toon cars doing donuts.

On the other issue I must say that while most were doing first time marshaling they did a good job. I was thanked on their behalf by the chiefs of track and program - Steve and Anuad.

What could improve was time to report (not a jibe at you Tanveer as this included some who have done marshaling in the past) as about 20% of them turned up much later than 1200hrs. The setup involved walking about 2 kilometers for the farthest placement. Plus the marshals near India gate still had to get to half way point, pick up fire extinguishers and walk back. And for this instead of 45 minutes we only had less than 20!

I loved every moment of standing up for six hours even if my body, especially the feet, was protesting from this gross abuse of standing at one place and sweating.
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