High-tech race at first-ever night race in Formula One

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Singapore, Jun 24 (UNI) Some of the world's top rallyists will be seen in action in the technologically advanced first-ever Formula One night race to be flaged off here on September 28.

For the city known for its use of cutting edge technology it will host what many Formula One enthusiasts consider to be the pinnacle of sport.

A state-of-the-art bespoke lighting system and the introduction of DigiFlags are just two of the technological innovations to be unveiled that will make this event possibly one of the most technologically advanced Formula One circuit in the world.

The DigiFlag technology will revolutionize one of the most traditional areas of the sport. Each flag communicates a particular warning or instruction to drivers such as a yellow flag to slow down and avoid overtaking and a blue flag to let the leaders pass.

The lighting system that will be set up for the Prix will be a state-of-the-art bespoke system.

As this event is a street circuit, the height of the lights will have to be lower than the tree canopy lining the circuit to prevent the unnecessary uprooting of trees.

There will be 110,000 meters of power cables, 240 steel pylons, and 1,500 light projectors all working to produce optimal lighting and creating a level of brightness equal to almost four times the brightness of an average sports stadium. The system will be powered by 12 twin-power generators with an engineer assigned to each generator to make sure any disruptions are dealt with quickly and efficiently.

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