Genie provides a front row view of french formula 1 Grand Prix


Genie® Z®-135/70 boom supports the exciting broadcast of a worldwide sport event

It had been 10 years since France last hosted a Formula 1 Grand Prix. However, on June 24th, as what could be described as a “welcome return”, the event made its comeback on the Castellet racetrack – the legendary venue’s first Formula 1 race in 28 years.

And, exceptional events demand exceptional equipment!

For rental company FRECHE Location, taking part in the event’s success was an obvious choice. This required a work platform that would enable the camera operators to film the race to offer a spectacular view from a height of over 40 m (131 ft). Its recommendation to the race organisers? A Genie® Z®-135/70 articulating boom lift.

With this new perspective, TV viewers worldwide were able to watch the entire race close up; from the incidents of the first lap just after the hairpin bend, to the victory of British driver Lewis Hamilton who consolidated his world championship leadership position.

Chosen for its 43,15 m (141 ft) maximum working height, 21,26 m (69 ft 9 in) of maximum horizontal outreach and maximum up-and-over clearance of 23 m (75 ft 6 in), the Genie Z-135/70 articulating boom lift was perfectly suited to the needs of the production team. An ideal access solution for outdoor construction and industrial applications, among other key features, the Genie Z-135/70 boom lift offers the benefits of the Genie XChassis™ design that combines a compact footprint with excellent jobsite stability. Its telescopic Genie Jib-Extend™, which telescopes out from 3,66 to 6,10 m (12 to 20 ft) with a vertical rotation of 110 degrees, offers the additional flexibility needed to access hard to reach areas. Its four-wheel drive with full-time positive traction is also adapted to handle rough ground conditions and its electro-proportional controls enhance the smoothness of the drive.

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