A team member located somewhere on the race track on a high, elevated vantage point and who, by radio, can communicate with the driver and crew chief regarding the conditions and situations on the race track. The spotter can also assist the driver when he is driving in a tight situation.
A second set of eyes for the driver; this team member watches the race from the top of the grandstands or press box. Via radio, he alerts the driver where to drive on the race track to avoid an accident, when clear of other vehicles and also signals the crew when the driver enters pit road.
A team member who watches the race from high in the grandstands or press box and is in constant radio contact with the driver, telling him what is going on around him.