Inspired by the success of the London 2012 Olympics Games Makers, Silverstone has recruited 105 volunteers to lend their support at two of the biggest motor sport events on the UK sporting calendar: the 2013 FORMULA 1 SANTANDER BRITISH GRAND PRIX (28 – 30 June) and the 2013 Hertz MotoGP British Grand Prix (30 August – 01 September).
The recruitment process saw applications from enthusiastic volunteers across the British Isles, who were keen to get involved and help out at their favourite motor sport events. As with the Olympics, the Race Makers will take on a variety of invaluable support roles over the course of both race weekends, including greeting fans, directing attendees around the circuit, checking tickets and offering help and information where needed.
Richard Phillips, Managing Director, Silverstone Circuits Ltd, commented:
We received over 1,000 applications which were narrowed down to a select group of 105. The Silverstone Race Makers will help us to ensure the smooth running of these fantastic events and add to the atmosphere at both British Grands Prix. It is a great opportunity for motor racing fans all over the country to get involved in their favourite motor sport events and the Race Makers can’t wait to get started.
While not strictly part of the recruitment criteria, many of the Race Makers – aged from 18 to 70 – are motor sport fans themselves, with interesting stories to tell – one couple even came to the Formula 1 British Grand Prix for their honeymoon.