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Old 21st September 2010, 18:58   #46
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@ Mclaren_Rulez, awesome pal! Must be quite a feeling to have the all access card with you
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Old 21st September 2010, 19:55   #47
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Mclaren_Rulez ! Best of luck for this life changing experience ! That pass makes me so jealous! Have a great time ! and Hope you can meet some of the drivers and the geniuses behind the cars! Looking forward to detailed write up of your experience after the race.
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All the best man , its once in a lifetime chance !
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Old 22nd September 2010, 17:18   #49
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If you've ever wondered what the inside of Race Control looks like, here it is. Pic courtesy a fellow marshal from my sector.
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If you've ever wondered what the inside of Race Control looks like, here it is. Pic courtesy a fellow marshal from my sector.
McLaren,

Good picture.

You should be reporting in tomorrow, right? So what is the set up there in Singapore? Are they providing you guys with accommodation in the Circuit itself or are you free to go back home and report back each day?

All the best

Best Regards & Drive/Ride Safe

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Old 27th September 2010, 18:04   #51
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Awesome man, way to go. Up close and personal with F1 cars!! Heaven it is!! Hope to catch you on TV
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Old 29th September 2010, 19:56   #52
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Well, its over! And I now have all of one Grand Prix under my belt

This has been one of the most incredible experiences of my life. Turn 5 turned out to be an exciting spot for crashes during practice and qualifying, though we were rather surprised at the lack of incidents there during the race. Its difficult to explain the supreme happiness you get going home knowing you did your job and were a part of F1! Four days, almost completely spent on the track, and I just couldn't get enough of it. For anyone out there volunteering for the Indian GP in GTO's thread, I hope you make it. It will be absolutely amazing, so please give it your best shot.

It was hard work and we were properly drained out, physically and mentally, by the fourth day, but you hardly notice it thanks to the sheer excitement of the moment. And apart from the best seats in the house, I ended up with loads of merchandise, driver autographs and photos and some really cool walks in the pitlane. It is really a fantastically rewarding experience. And I'm pretty sure I see motor racing in a very different way now. Being a marshal gives you a really invaluable insight into how everything works. The only major complaint I have is that the Monday that follows comes with the worst Monday blues of them all.

So if you're even remotely interested in motorsport and you can spare a few days from your work/school, there isn't anything I would recommend more. As for me, I've already started counting down to the 2011 Singtel Singapore Grand Prix.

Gentlemen, start your engines!
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Old 29th September 2010, 22:43   #53
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^Wow man, you are making the rest of us envy you
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Old 30th September 2010, 21:00   #54
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Congrats McLaren_Rulez (though late than never).

Would like to know in details about the race through the eyes of an insider? Please post a detailed perspective of the race.

Thanks in advance.

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Ok guys, here is a pic of our very own Marshall. I know this is not a very good pic but I didn't want to disturb him and shot this with zoom.
F1 Marshall - An insider's look-mclarenrulez_1024.jpg
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Old 6th October 2010, 20:03   #56
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Oh dear! What's my tongue doing??

It was nice meeting you, Jaguar, though our chat was rather brief. How was the race for you?
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hey i had one of my school day seniors in the Recovery team , and suposedly he was part of th team which won the prize for the best Marshal team or something like that , guys name is Mayank .. he was into operating the Manitou i guess..
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Not to hijack McLaren Rulez's thread, but I feel the thread title makes this appropriate here.

As in 2009, TBHPians will be doing duty at Abu Dhabi F1 as Flag Marshalls, Intervention Marshalls and Recovery Marshalls.

As can be seen from McLaren Rulez's thread, the Marshalls really can not put any views on the open forums, as per the code of conduct, so please don't expect any "inside looks"

Will let you know who all will be on duty in a week or two

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Hello Guys

At least 3 TBHPians are on Duty for Abu Dhabi F1 (I have a feeling there more and we don't know each other)

TJ6, Joz, and yours truly!

TJ6 and I are on Recovery (Tractors/JCB/Merlow)

Joz - Intervention Marshall.

Hope to witness a grand finale - with out any real job for us.

Best Regards & Drive Ride

Ram

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McLaren,

Can we use this thread to post about being part of F1 Marshall.

Believe me this breed is going to increase in TBHP with the Indian one with an year.

If you agree I will put in few Marshalling photos etc from Abu Dhabi. Others might want to add on as well

Best Regards & Drive/Ride Safe

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