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