As part of the “FIA Volunteers” weekend (September 22-24), celebrating the work of volunteers involved in the Motor Sport Organization events, the “Corps des Commissaires” of the Automobile Club de Monaco is launching its recruitment campaign!
To discover new talent and renew its teams of marshals, the ACM’s volunteer organization is looking for motorsport enthusiasts who meet the different recruitment criteria to take part in the “circuit” and “rally” events organized by the Automobile Club de Monaco.
Ready to get started? Don’t delay! The application period starts now! *
How to become a marshal?
Your application will be examined by the Commissariat teams and you will be contacted by email at the beginning of March 2024. If your application is approved, you will be invited to a mandatory Introduction Meeting on Thursday March 7, 2024, 7:30 pm, at the ACM. The Training and Initiation Course will be held on Saturday March 23 and Sunday March 24, 2024 at the “Chapiteau de Fontvieille” in Monaco.
For further information, please contact the “Corps des Commissaires” Secretariat on: (+377) 93 15 26 16 or (+377) 93 15 26 40 / email@example.com
*End of application period (December 15, 2023)
For two days, the ACM Marshals’ Corps facilities, where all the equipment required by the volunteer teams is stored and maintained throughout the year at the gates of the Principality, were in a state of ebullience! The 698 stewards of the 2023 events (6th Monaco E-Prix / 80th Formula 1 Grand Prix de Monaco) were invited to collect their equipments. Suit, helmet, gloves, belt… The volunteers of the Automobile Club de Monaco received their outfits which will enable them to ensure safety during the practice sessions and races.
This year, as part of the commemoration of the centenary of the birth of Prince Rainier III, a symbolic patch will be worn by all our Marshals on their chests in tribute to his memory.
In a few days’ time, the guardian angels of the Monegasque track will be at work to ensure the smooth running of the races and the safety of the drivers on the occasion of the 6th Monaco E-Prix (6th May) and the 80th Formula 1 Grand Prix de Monaco (25th-28th May).
The Monaco Fire Brigade in support
The Principality’s Fire Brigade, a long-standing participant in this Training Camp, was once again involved this year on Saturday to prepare our volunteers for the risks of setting fire to a car. Crossing a rail, handling a fire extinguisher, evacuating an injured person, first aid… The Marshals present were able to review with the fire professionals the practices necessary for this type of risk.
This year, 562 Marshals took part in the Training Course, supervised by a hundred or so managers. Of the 85 applications shortlisted at the end of the registration campaign, 56 new candidates were able to take part in the weekend’s workshops, of which 1/3 were women. The trend is also towards younger teams, with an average age of 39 for 2023, the first time this has happened in several years. In addition, 35 “foreign” stewards will be on hand for the next two events, from international circuits.
The new features
A key workshop of the weekend under the “Chapiteau de Fontvieille”, training in signalling and flag handling is now simulated on a brand-new circuit with electric karting. This is an asset in order to reproduce as well as possible the real conditions to which the Marshals will be exposed during the races. In this workshop, different race scenarios are studied in order to work specifically on the application of the flagging rules on the track.
In addition, the workshop to raise awareness of the electrical risks incurred with single-seaters in Formula 1 and Formula E has been reinforced. Finally, we should note the appearance of a gearbox in the “Gazelle” workshop, so that the candidates can practice evacuating this type of element from the track.
The management of the “Corps des Commissaires” will meet in the next few days to validate the presence of the new candidates in all the teams. The General Meeting will then take place on 25 April to receive the latest information, followed by the handover of equipment and uniforms on 28 & 29 April before taking part in the 6th Monaco E-Prix (6 May) and the 80th Formula 1 Grand Prix de Monaco (25-28 May).
How to become a Marshal?
All the conditions of application are specified in the following document: https://acm.mc/corps-des-commissaires-2/devenir-commissaire-de-lacm/
Registration for the 2023 track events will start in September 2023.
For further information, please contact the Secretariat of the “Corps des Commissaires” by phone: (+377) 93 15 26 16
With 45 days to go before the start of the 91st WRC Monte-Carlo Rally, the volunteer & members of the « ACM Corps des Commissaires » met on Sunday for their traditional training day. For more than 40 years, the aim of the Circuit Routier d’Instructions Commissaires (C.R.I.C.) has been to check the application of the procedures and regulations put in place for rallies.
A necessary training to review the knowledge and skills of each participant.
More than 150 volunteers were involved between the « Chapiteau de Fontvieille » and the roads of the Monegasque hinterland where 3 fictitious special stages were programmed, in real rainy and winter conditions.
The Corps des Commissaires benefits this year from the contribution of a new generation of Commissaires with the presence of 18 new men and women, all passionate about Motor Sports and having worked on the “track” events last spring.
A real seminar between theory and practice
After a morning briefing at 9.00 am, the teams of volunteers were spread out along the route, which was prepared by the Automobile Club teams. The accent was put on the strict application of the regulations. The marshals were placed in real-life conditions with the presence of around twenty competitors.
On the practical side, the objective here is to study all types of scenarios in accordance with reality and which may occur during an event: late check-in, hazard lights, immobilisation of a competitor, red flag, etc.
At the end of the day, the general debriefing will take place, under the responsibility of the Deputy Chief Steward and the Event Director in order to draw conclusions from the training.
Our Commissaires will be back in January for the Monte-Carlo WRC Rally (19-22/01) and the Monte-Carlo Historic Rally (24/01-01/02).
Your registration will then be studied by the Command Teams. If your application is accepted, you will be invited to a Presentation Meeting on Thursday 02 March 2023, then to the Training and Initiation Stage on the weekend of 15 & 16 April 2023 in order to train you for the mission of Marshals for the events organised by the Automobile Club de Monaco in the spring:
For any further information, please contact the Secretariat of the Corps des Commissaires: (+377) 93 15 26 16 / firstname.lastname@example.org
End of the bidding period (31 January 2023)
*Subject to the official publication of the calendar by the FIA
The Salle des Etoiles at the Sporting Monte-Carlo was decked out in white on the evening of Friday 17th June to welcome, at the invitation of the President of the Automobile Club de Monaco, all the marshals and volunteers who had ensured the success of the 5th Monaco E-Prix (30th April), the 13th Monaco Historic Grand Prix (13th-15th May) and the 79th Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix (26th-29th May). President Michel Boeri, in addition to praising the work accomplished by the representatives of the Monegasque and French governmental authorities and the various constituted bodies, did not fail to warmly thank his brigade of volunteers who work tirelessly during the various events organized by the ACM throughout the year. The evening was also an opportunity to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the ACM’s Corps of Commissioners, with a retrospective film on the evolution of security and equipment over the years. The dinner was followed by “The Dancing Suits”, a musical group from Nice, whose boundless energy and vocal harmonies cover both classic and new music. This was followed by a show put on by the “Cirque du Grand Lyon” and the screening of the official film dedicated to the three “Circuit” events. The evening concluded with a sumptuous fireworks display, which ended with a thunderous applause. The evening ended on the dance floor, in the pure tradition of white nights, to the rhythm of the music of DJ Felix…