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2019 FIA Volunteers Weekend Brings Global Motor Sport Community Together

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Twelve headline events give thanks and support to the thousands of volunteers who make motor sport possible

The third FIA Volunteers Weekend has been heralded a great success, as marshals, officials, medical staff and all those who give up their time freely to carry out essential roles that make motor sport possible around the world were celebrated last weekend (25-26 May).

Twelve headlining FIA events undertook a variety of activities aimed at highlighting the essential role played by volunteers across the wide spectrum of motor sport disciplines. The FIA Formula One World Championship & FIA Formula 2 Championship: Monaco Grand Prix, FIA World Rallycross Championship: World RX of Great Britain, FIA Formula E Championship Berlin E-Prix, FIA World Cup for Cross Country Rallies: Rally Kazakhstan, FIA European Truck Racing Championship: Misano, FIA European Historic Sporting Rally Championship: 11 Rallye de Asturias Histórico, FIA European Rally Trophy: Arad Rally, FIA European Rally Championship: Rally Liepāja, FIA European Drag Racing Championship: Santa Pod and FIA Masters Historic Formula One Championship & FIA Masters Historic Sports Car Championship: Brands Hatch Grand Prix, were among those that took part.

Special FIA merchandise was distributed to these events and given to the volunteers, with the fantastic level of participation highlighted in a great number of ‘family photos’ shared online.

In addition, a large number of the FIA’s National Sporting Authorities (ASNs) also joined in the celebrations with events taking place at a national level, and individual drivers, volunteers and fans added their contributions on social media.

FIA President Jean Todt took part in the occasion at the Monaco Grand Prix, meeting with the marshals and medical staff and joining in the photo in the paddock at the iconic Monaco circuit. “Without the Volunteers we could not host any kind of racing,” he said. “To have the opportunity of celebrating the FIA Volunteers Weekend, not only in Monaco, but all over the world, is a huge privilege and honour for me as President of the FIA. Without the passion and commitment of volunteers, motor sport would not be possible, so from the bottom of my heart, I would like to thank all of you for what you do.”

With many more events, ASNs, and individuals sharing their stories and experiences, the FIA Volunteers Weekend generated thousands of engagements and millions of impressions across the web, and with these messages of appreciation being spread so widely and in so many different ways, the third FIA Volunteers Weekend has undoubtedly brought the motor sport community even closer together.

Anyone wishing to find out more about becoming a volunteer is encouraged to contact their local ASN.

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