The orange club: An F1 marshal's diary

Picture this. You’re cruising down an open highway in your new car, on the other side of 120kph. Taking in the scenery, your favourite music providing the soundtrack, you push the right pedal down further in an attempt to unravel the true potential of the car.

There are no traffic signals and no speed limits to spoil the fun. Just then, out of the blue, your car hits an unmarked speed bump and in true Bollywood style, it takes off – all four wheels in the air. And lands with an almighty crash, leaving you with a damaged bumper and underbelly. You can’t stop thinking of the possible suspension damage till you reach your destination...