Silverstone marshals Rush to EFF

Silverstone Marshals team at Rush_KT

A group of over 15 volunteer marshals from the Silverstone Marshals Team joined us for a screening of the acclaimed new Formula 1 biopic Rush on Friday 27 September.

Sporting their distinctive orange marshal’s overalls, the group were raising the profile of their role and the opportunities to volunteer, as well as enjoying the stunning racing footage in Ron Howard’s account of the legendary rivalry between  James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth) and Austrian champion Niki Lauda (Daniel Bruhl) in the 1976 Grand Prix season.

Motor racing at Silverstone Circuit needs volunteers to ensure that races run smoothly and safely. Whether it is a Grand Prix or a club-level meeting, marshals are a vital part of the pits, paddock and trackside team, carrying out a wide range of duties which contribute to the overall efficiency, safety and success of events.

Karen Timson, Trainee Marshal of the Silverstone Marshals Team, who organised the film outing, said: “It’s a lot of fun being a marshal. You become part of a group of real enthusiasts who all enjoy motor sports whilst also working hard to ensure that motorsport is safe and fun for everyone, from competitor to spectator. The real bonus is that through marshalling clubs like this one, you have a great social life as well.”

Anyone wishing to find out more about volunteering as a marshal can contact Marshals and Events Administrator Penny Norris at Silverstone  Circuit on 01327 320295 or by email at [email protected].

Rush is screened at Errol Flynn Filmhouse until Thursday 3 October.

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