Top Quality for Formula 1 

Customer: The Construction Technology Transfer Center of Krasnodar Region “Omega” OJSC (operator of the Sochi Autodrom), Stroi International JSC (general contractor).
Project: Data and multimedia network for the Formula 1 Sochi Autodrom, 2014.
Application: Structured campus and building cabling systems with FO and copper infrastructure, Cat. 6 connection solutions.

The Sochi Autodrom – Russia’s model Formula 1 racing circuit – was opened in 2014 and made high demands of the project partners in every way. One of the central tasks was to create a full-coverage multimedia system. The aim was to make it possible for visitors to experience the enthralling atmosphere of car races wherever they are on the site. Dozens of cameras for live broadcasting and numerous screens had to be incorporated into the network. Commentators, reporters and sponsors were also to be given perfect working conditions. The multimedia system was to work as a completely integrated, holistic solution.
Furthermore, the network should be able to guarantee premium data security over the entire site. It should also provide functions for the circuit’s extensive IT services.

Izabella Andrianova and Niki Lauda, three-time F1 World champion

Izabella Andrianova and Niki Lauda, three-time F1 World champion

“R&M products are known for their quality and technical characteristics,” says Izabella Andrianova. The General Director for Foreign Relations and Corporate Affairs at general contractor Stroi International JSC based in Krasnodar confirms that it was product quality that was key in the evaluation. Only the very best technical network solution was an option for Formula 1.

With the support of the Russian R&M partners, a generously flexible multimedia network was planned. The installation comprises 45 km FO cable, 150 km copper cable, more than 200 distribution points, 8000 optical and 2500 copper connections. Cat. 6 modules from R&M are used as the universal connection solution and support the fast transmission of video signals, data and sound.

The Sochi Autodrom proved its top-class quality from the very beginning. Numerous experts and racing teams confirm that the technical equipment is outstanding. At the Professional MotorSport World Expo 2014 in Cologne, the Sochi Autodrom won the award for the best racing circuit of the year.

General contractor Stroi International JSC was extremely satisfied with the services provided by the Russian R&M partners. “They were extremely important as they ensure the project’s future success,” says General Director Izabella Andrianova.

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Ruslan Chistyakov

By Ruslan Chistyakov

R&M Distribution