Motor Racing Circuit Lighting System Demonstration in Australia

The automotive lighting producer Hella held a demonstration of new motor racing circuit lighting system at Melbourne’s Calder Park Raceway on November 12, 2007.

This demonstration included test drives by current Red Bull Formula 1 Team driver, Mark Webber, five time World 500cc Champion Mick Doohan and Australian Formula 3 Championship driver Leanne Tander.

Here are few photos from the demostration provided by Hella:

Mick Doohan
Five time World 500cc Motorcycle Champion Mick Doohan testing the ARTIS illumination ystem at Melbourne’s Calder Park Raceway on November 12, 2007.

Mark Webber
Red Bull Racing Formula One driver Mark Webber tests the Artis system in an Elfin sports car.


Mark Webber and Mick Doohan
Red Bull Racing Formula One driver Mark Webber with five time World 500cc Motorcycle Champion Mick Doohan at the ARTIS test at Melbourne’s Calder Park Raceway on November 12, 2007.

Mick Doohan
Five time World 500cc Motorcycle Champion Mick Doohan giving his observations on the ARTIS lighting system on November 12, 2007 at Melbourne’s Calder Park Raceway.

Leanne Tander
Leanne Tander with her Tandersports Dallara Formula 3 car. This image shows wet circuit testing under the ARTIS lighting system.

Technical Evaluation
Technical evaluation of the ARTIS demonstration in Melbourne on November 12, 2007.

A team of technical observers and racing circuit operators were present to inspect and report on the performance and in particular the safety of the lighting system and equipment. The international motor sport governing body (FIA) were represented by the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport (CAMS). A specialist camera team delegated by the Formula 1 broadcast and media organisation (FOM), evaluated the capability of the Hella lighting
system to produce high quality broadcast footage from several television camera points located throughout the venue as well as on the test vehicles.

Technical lighting data, television footage and still photography recorded at the ARTIS demonstration, together with a comprehensive report provided by CAMS, has been submitted to these regulatory bodies for further consideration.

The ARTIS lighting system was evaluated for a wide range of motor sport categories by using a current Dallara Formula 3 car, a locally produced Elfin sports car and a Honda motorcycle. Demonstrations were carried out under both dry and wet track conditions.

4 Comments Post a Comment
  1. ShaunNo Gravatar says:

    The track seems pretty well lit, be interesting to see what the regulatory bodies make of it

  2. F1WolfNo Gravatar says:

    the photos are provided by the lighting company but still, it looks like the night racing is very much possible

  3. ShaunNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah, i know most of it is just the gimmick factor but i would like to see a race at night. Think it would be a little different :)

  4. F1WolfNo Gravatar says:

    Then plan and join our gang in Singapore next year !

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