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F1 - The Musical

F1 - The Musical

Formula 1 is one of the most popular and far reaching sports in the world. Not only are there fast cars, amazing tracks and exotic locations, there are also beautiful women, champagne and super-rich people. Something for everyone you might say!

This season has been one of the most eventful and exciting in many years and as the final race is approaching the drivers’ championship is still up for grabs! Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton has apparently insisted his current 17-point advantage over Nico Rosberg in the drivers' championship does not give him a margin of safety heading into the Abu Dhabi weekend.

As part of the coverage on Sky Sports F1 HD, an unusual and yet fascinating collaboration took place which was filmed this week in Sky Studio 5.

“The Ballad of the Duelling Drivers" is a musical journey through this season’s battle between the two Mercedes drivers which has been created and directed by Sky Sports F1’s Alex Rodger. Musical performance on the day was by Tokio Myers, one of the most exciting and creative composer, pianist and all round musical geniuses of this generation. Actor Peter Guinness narrates the viewers through 2014’s turbulent season.

LD Richard Bowles designed the lights for the performance, which was supplied by Richard Martin Lighting (RML). The specification included VL 1000s, Clay Paky Alpha Beam 700s, VL 3000s and the new Clay Paky Mythos.

“The whole set looked incredible and Richard captured exactly the mood I was after,” said Alex. The Ballad of the Duelling Drivers will be premiered as part of Sky’s live coverage of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Sunday 23rd November.

18th November 2014

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