Formula 1 Hockenheimring

The five red double lights go out and the Formula 1 drivers take off at full speed. And this year, the Grand Prix Germany Formula 1 start on the 21/22 July 2018 race weekend at the Hockenheimring was exciting not only for the racers, but also for our on-site Screen Visions team.For the first time ever, we used the new LED UPAD III H5 material which we hire out as the latest generation of outdoor SMD LEDs. The module is exceptionally resistant and allows use in strong winds and poor weather conditions. The UPAD III H5 has a carbon base frame in which 4 LED tiles are connected to the frame by means of a magnet and a safety catch.At the Hockenheimring, we used the new LED modules for a 4 x 21 m² advertising tower and two screens of 26 m² and 30 m² each in the paddocks. One of our longtime technicians, Stefan Graf, was on site and reported: “We needed very little staff for the quick set-up and were perfectly ready for all eventualities thanks to the exceptionally weather-resistant material.”Next to the new Upad material, we also delivered five mobile videowalls, with a size of 50sqm to 100sqm.This year once again, we were responsible for playing content on the screens. During the race breaks, we ran exciting moving-image footage onto our new LED material from the backstage area, giving the fans a look behind the scenes. Interviews with the racers, broadcasting autograph sessions and DJs ensured that we were able to showcase the new LED generation’s amazing capabilities throughout the entire event.


Photography by Marcel Katz

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