Back to back to Baku
The Collectv are in Baku Azerbaijan, for the first back to back race of the season. Supplying two engineers for Gearhouse Broadcast and Sky F1 Europe. We were present at the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal last week before an 11 hour flight to Azerbaijan for the first ever Baku Formula 1 race.
This fantastic city has a great mix of old and new culture and architecture making for great hospitality and an amazing backdrop for a Formula One weekend. With cars approaching over 200 miles per hour and parts of the circuit only wide enough for one car, how many cars will make the end of the race? The first GP2 race in Baku certainly saw many crashes and safety car incidents.
Chris Sarson had to say, "Technically this race should run like any other from our point of view, however flying 11 hours from Montreal and losing hours against the time-zones means we have around two days less for the whole outside broadcast to be set up. This, along with the high temperatures of Baku, will probably give us plenty to manage and be getting on with, while the Sky production teams will be keen to create as much content as possible for a location we have never been to before."