Formula 1 world pays tribute to marshal Mark Robinson at Silverstone

Formula 1 came to a standstill for a minute of silence for Mark Robinson

Formula 1 came to a standstill for a minute of silence for Mark Robinson

Formula 1 paid tribute to Mark Robinson, the Marshal killed at the Canadian Grand Prix.

Robinson, the volunteer marshal who was killed in the freak crane accident, was a Formula 1 fanatic, steeped in knowledge of the sport he loved.

“I can only tell you that Mark was not [just] a Formula 1 fan…he was ‘THE’ Formula 1 fan. He had knowledge about the sport that would just boggle anyone’s mind and has been attending the event since the early eighties,” friend Tyler Hall wrote in a message to CTV Montreal.

Drivers, mechanics, engineers, truckies, admin people, fans and fellow marshals paid tribute to Robinson with a minute’s silence under the podium at Silverstone, where a large photo of Robinson was mounted in his memory.

We paid tribute to Mark Robinson here>>> (GP247)

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  • Bongo Phone

    It’s great to see so many of the F1 heavyweights attend.

    R.I.P Mark

  • K-15-

    A good act of acknowledgement to a wonderful person. Well done formula 1 management. Goes to show we are all human. R.I.P Mark Robinson.

  • jeff

    I know that when I pass I too will be amongst legends

  • Butterfly

    What a load of unnecessary BS. Did any of the drivers personally know that marshall?

  • mightyK

    Hey Butterfly, why don’t you try to stop drinking for a couple weeks, maybe that will help you. Your family can’t help you because you don’t have one.
    Formula 1 sees fit to honor this man who died assisting at a race event, but YOU think it’s BS. Well, you’re BS, and a DB !

  • Butterfly

    mightyK:

    I was just saying that it’s pointless to have this whole spectacle when none of the drivers ever knew the marshall. It would have been sufficient for the FIA to issue an official statement regarding the guy and be done with it.

    Look at that picture with the drivers, it’s pathetic. It’s some lame-arse PR.

    It was a terrible accident, but this BS wasn’t necessary. The FIA are over-doing it. You get the feeling that they’re riding on the guy’s death to improve the FIA’s image, which seems like exploitation to me.

  • John Nichols

    F1 and motorsport in general is just like an extended family so this was a fitting tribute. If there are no marshalls then there would be no motor racing at all. Just because you don’t know someone Butterfly does not mean you cannot pay tribute to them for what they have done and the contribution they have made to the world no matter how small that action is.
    Lots of people didn’t know Diana Princess of Wales but they still looked up to her and payed tribute to her. Lots of people didn’t know Ayrton Senna Da Silva but after he was killed thousands of people including drivers, marshalls and others from motor sport across many disciplines and the public in general all payed tribute even though they probably didn’t know him personally.

  • Fletcher

    Wonder how Gutierez feels?