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Silverstone Race Makers for motor sport summer

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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.

Race Makers stand out from the crowd.

Race Makers stand out from the crowd.

World Cup catering will be by ARAMARK and Convivas Brasil

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FIFA and the Local Organising Committee (LOC) of the 2014 FIFA World Cup have appointed ARAMARK and Convivas Brasil as the Food and Beverage Concessionaire for the FIFA Confederations Cup 2013 and the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil. The agreement follows a public tender process which involved a total of 17 food service providers. FIFA’s Marketing Director Thierry Weil said:

The matchday experience of fans at the FIFA Confederations Cup and FIFA World Cup is of utmost importance to FIFA and the LOC. Having such experienced partners working with us will ensure that fans attending the stadia have a high quality choice of food and drink.

ARAMARK and Convivas Brasil will manage concessions and workforce catering at the six Confederations Cup stadiums and the 12 2014 FIFA World Cup stadiums, creating a total of approximately 6,000 jobs for the Confederations Cup and over 10,000 in 2014.

Marc Bruno, President of ARAMARK Sports and Entertainment said:

We look forward to utilising our global culinary insights and expertise and working with FIFA and our partner, Convivas, to develop a world-class menu that enhances the experience for football fans attending the matches.

The menu will showcase a variety of international options and distinctive Brazilian tastes and flavours, giving visitors the opportunity to experience local and regional cuisine, such as Acarajé in Salvador, Feijão Tropeiro in Belo Horizonte and Bolo de Rolo in Recife.