Formula 1 Press Conference, Germany

This year’s press conferences at the formula 1 in Hockenheim, Germany have been held, once again, with state-of-the-art conference systems from beyerdynamic.

The press centre at the Hockenheim ring has been equipped for the formula 1 press conference with the new beyerdynamic microphone units with foldaway gooseneck. The acoustic challenge was that the press conferences are held in a big lightweight construction with tin roof, which is close to the pit lane near the racetrack. Therefore, the background noise in the press centre was extremely loud. Additionally the situation was aggravated by a big number of screens reflecting the sound and a shaped rear wall behind the podium that acts like a parabolic reflector. Therefore, it was important to use directional microphones, which only have a small recording range.

Therefore, they used the new microphone units of the wired MCS-Digital conference system. The microphone units of the MCS-D 30xx series consist of practical foldaway gooseneck microphone units. The LED ring of the gooseneck microphone displays the activated status of the microphone. If the microphone is not needed, it can be folded down. The plug-in connectors allow setting up or removing quickly and easily.

There were four wireless handheld microphones in use for the moderation of the press conference and the questions of the journalists.

The Hockenheim ring is used for events throughout the year. Guided tours, which are held with the TTS 300 tour guide system, are offered for visitors.

July 2010


  • Podium of the press centre at the Hockenheim ring
  • Press centre at the Hockenheim ring
  • Second press conference on Friday, July 23rd, 2010
    Left to right: Niko Rosberg, Kamui Kabayashi, Niko Hülkenberg
    Second line left to right: Norbert Haug, Monisha Kaltenborn, Adam Parr
  • Third press conference on Saturday, July 24th, 2010 after the Qualifying
    From left to right: Fernando Alonso, Sebastian Vettel, Felipe Massa
  • MCS-Digital microphone units with foldaway gooseneck microphone



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