Volunteer Official Roles
The Flag Team are the Officials appointed to each flag point around the circuit, giving signals to the drivers while they are on the track. Their duties involve numerous jobs including rescuing drivers, assisting the Fire & Rescue Marshals, sweeping the track and assisting the recovery team. Anything is possible as a Flag Team Official.
The Communications Team comprises numerous observers located at the flag points around the track. The team’s task is to observe all happenings around the circuit, report to Race Control over the trackside radio system, and relay instructions from Race Control to other Officials at the flag point.
Pit and Grid Team duties include controlling the vehicles and people in Pit Lane and the Supercars Paddock area, and assisting the Scrutineers to maintain the Supercar Parc Ferme. The team also has a responsibility to ensure that appropriate Pit Lane speeds are maintained, whilst directing drivers to their correct positions on the starting grid before each event.
The Team is made up of Scrutineers whose duty is to check all cars for safety and eligibility, and to examine any cars involved in accidents. The Scrutineers work from the Support Paddock, the Supercar Paddock and Pit Lane.
The Fire and Rescue team are the trained Fire and Rescue Marshals stationed in fire vehicles, or on foot around the track and in Pit Lane.
The Vehicle Recovery team comprise Tow Truck Teams and their assistants. It is their job to recover the “dead cars” from around the circuit and return them to the Paddock, Pit Lane or the Scrutineers as appropriate.
The Timing Teams tasks are to record the time of every lap of every car during all practice and qualifying sessions and races, and to produce the printed official results of all events.
The Paddock Team control the Support Paddock and the Marshalling Area where the race cars form up in race order before being released to the Starting Grid.
The Equipment Team are the team that distributes the trackside equipment to sectors each morning and collects it each night. In between these jobs, they may be called upon to relocate equipment as required and deliver lunch and refreshments to all Officials.