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ca_guide:marshals [2015/04/23 14:25]
Jason
ca_guide:marshals [2016/03/12 10:40] (current)
jason tense changes for 2015
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====== Waving the flags and so much more – The marshals ====== ====== Waving the flags and so much more – The marshals ======
-*** Mental note for 2015: Add something about the hybrid stuff and the problems they cause when recovering a driver - use of rubber gloves abd such stuff ***+*** Mental note for 2015: Add something about the hybrid stuff and the problems they cause when recovering a driver - use of rubber gloves and such stuff ***
*** Add also something about the reduction in marshal post as announced by the ACO from 1,600 to 1,200. "Posts" will disappear and there will now be "sectors"*** *** Add also something about the reduction in marshal post as announced by the ACO from 1,600 to 1,200. "Posts" will disappear and there will now be "sectors"***
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** 2015 Marshalling changes ** ** 2015 Marshalling changes **
-For 2015 there has been a shake up for the on track marshals. Gone is the Poste system and in are Secteurs. This is all in the name of safety, although the ACO have intimated that the overall numbers required are the same, a lot of the roles we are used to seeing at a track have been changed.+For 2015 there was a shake up for the on track marshals. Gone was the Poste system and in are Secteurs. This all in the name of safety, although the ACO have intimated that the overall numbers required are the same, a lot of the roles we are used to seeing at a track have been changed.
The secteurs will be as per the attached map, gone is the old numbering system, no longer will the British Poste be at Poste 106 for the week, instead they will be part of Sector 29, and like other secteurs, will cover a larger part of track. The secteurs will be as per the attached map, gone is the old numbering system, no longer will the British Poste be at Poste 106 for the week, instead they will be part of Sector 29, and like other secteurs, will cover a larger part of track.
-Since the 2014 race the ACO/Le Mans have invested in many track modifications, and with that change has come a change to how the marshals operate. From 2015, marshals will now be placed differently, old hands may see that marshals are now in different positions to what they remember, this is due to an increase in the number of flag marshals at more points. Each flag signal will be repeated on both sides of the track, hopefully this’ll ensure no signal is missed. The increase of flag points also means that any Code 60 called can be controlled easier, and smaller zones mean back to racing quicker.+Since the 2014 race the ACO/Le Mans have invested in many track modifications, and with that change has come a change to how the marshals operate. From 2015, marshals will now be placed differently, old hands may see that marshals are now in different positions to what they remember, this is due to an increase in the number of flag marshals at more points. Each flag signal will be repeated on both sides of the track, hopefully this’ll ensure no signal is missed. The increase of flag points also means that any Code 80 called can be controlled easier, and smaller zones mean back to racing quicker.
-What will be a significant, and major, change is in race neutralisation. After Max Bianchis terrible accident at Suzuka in 2014, gone are vehicle recoveries under yellow, Code 60 or Safety Car will be in place before anything happens – obviously this does not include urgent medical attention. This still means the marshals will be there first, but unlike now, there will be no crossing of the track to provide an initial assessment, but there will be no intervention until safe, and there will be more use of rapid intervention vehicles+What will be a significant, and major, change is in race neutralisation. After Max Bianchis terrible accident at Suzuka in 2014, gone are vehicle recoveries under yellow, Code 80 or Safety Car will be in place before anything happens – obviously this does not include urgent medical attention. This still means the marshals will be there first, but unlike now, there will be no crossing of the track to provide an initial assessment, but there will be no intervention until safe, and there will be more use of rapid intervention vehicles
** Intervening with a Hybrid ** ** Intervening with a Hybrid **
-On the side of the car next to the door are two lights, Green and Red, which idicate the state of the hybrid system. The simplest piece of advice given to the marshals at Silverstone with regard to an HY car with a hybrid failure, was "Don't youch it until you have spoken to Race Control/the team" +On the side of the car next to the door are two lights, Green and Red, which indicate the state of the hybrid system. The simplest piece of advice given to the marshals at Silverstone with regard to an HY car with a hybrid failure, was "Don't touch it until you have spoken to Race Control/the team" 
-Although the posts were issued with rather thick and heavy rubber gloves, the first thing to do with was to call it to Race Control, after that a team member would arrive to ensure integrety of the system. Obviously should the car be in an accident, the priority is the driver, and he is sat in an isolated cell. However, there may be a time when extracting the driver is needed, in which case, out come the 'Marigolds' and a careful approach is taken. I am a pit marshal, so I can't say for sure what would happen on course. but the golden rule is if in doubt, do not touch+Although the posts were issued with rather thick and heavy rubber gloves, the first thing to do was to call it to Race Control, after that a team member would arrive to ensure integrity of the system. Obviously should the car be in an accident, the priority is the driver, and he is sat in an isolated cell. However, there may be a time when extracting the driver is needed, in which case, out come the 'Marigolds' - very Heavy Duty latex gloves and a careful approach is taken. I am a pit marshal, so I can't say for sure what would happen on course, but the golden rule is if in doubt, do not touch
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