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Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix – Melbourne 2017

… Our 7th year at this iconic event!

Campbell Waller, head of Event Communications for The P.A. People said: “this was another successful year, delivering the audio/comms solution for this significant event. In summary, two x 40’ semi-trailer loads of equipment, a three-week set-up, sixteen staff involved - and only one day of rain!

The Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit is built every year partially utilising public road sections around Albert Park Lake (a small man-altered lake) south of Melbourne’s main business district. In preparation for the event, work starts two months prior to the race – erecting trackside fencing, pedestrian overpasses, grandstands and other motorsport infrastructure. All infrastructure is then removed within six weeks of the final race.

Key points in the delivery in this seventh year of The P.A. People involvement included:

  • delivery of radios:  500 DP 48’s and 46’s
  • The Paddock Club:  first time delivery of improved PA services for the corporate suite area above the pits
  • PA:  CAMS announcement systems - to aid other race categories and for F1 Central areas & V8 Super Screen; Premium Zone band & DJ function; GP Advantage (indoor performance venue); small PA’s into corporate suites throughout the complex; Track PA for management of the grandstand areas and Pitstop Challenge area; PA & operator for ‘presentation talks’ at the Industry & Innovation area
  • Comms:  we used Dante audio transport successfully over a fibre-optic network + Ruckus Wireless delivered a superior audio signal

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