F.1 – After Singapore Gran Prix, DZ Engineering achieves Sepang

DZ Engineering, a company of Zoli’s Group in Forlì (FC), is the Italian company responsible for the management of lighting, CCTV, PA system and radio communication of Singapore Circuit for the Formula 1 event that reaches its eighth edition this year.

In recent days, DZ Engineering has been awarded installation and testing of the closed circuit HD TV camera system (CCTV) and related operations centre of Sepang circuit in Malaysia, thanks to its know-how and experience.

The new plant, which will be operational for the first time during the Formula 1 event scheduled for March 29th, was set up in record time, thanks to the experience of the three Italian technicians, led by Marco Scaioli from Forlì and, recently, Singapore’s adoption. “Sepang’s CCTV system dates back to the first edition of the Grand Prix, in 1999. Since then, technology has really made incredible progresses and, with the introduction of the HD systems, security is increased and that’s an important step for all drivers and experts protection“, Scaioli says. We are proud to be among the first to equip a major circuit like Sepang with such innovative system and, given the demands of the FIA, soon the others racetracks will have to go along with“.

Works took place very rapidly, even after a long decision-making process. “The first contact with the leaders of the Malaysian circuit occurred over a year ago, during the Professional Motorsport World Expo in Cologne, in November 2013“, Roberto Grilli, the Head of Motorsport Systems Engineering of the DZ comments. “Since then, we have had frequent contact with managers of Sepang, thanks to our presence in Singapore during Formula 1 Grand Prix and our involvement in operations management of another motorsport event in that area, the Formula E Grand Prix in Putrajaya, a town a few kilometres from Sepang International Circuit“, Grilli continues. “The project materialized a few days before arriving in Malaysia (for the second round in 2015) and our team started working only in early March, realizing installation and testing in just ten days! After all, we are specialized in this type of challenges“.