Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Yas Marina Circuit


Lavendon is one of the leading suppliers of powered access to the Film, Television and Media sector. Our Middle East business Rapid, supplied a range of powered access machines to support the filming and worldwide televising of the Abu Dhabi F1® Grand Prix in the United Arab Emirates.

Rapid provided machines for the camera crews at heights up to 40m allowing coverage of large areas of the track. With strict worldwide television schedules coupled with a demanding environment reliability was the foremost consideration, and consequently our agreement also included the supply of on-site engineering support for the duration of the hire to ensure the highest level of service was provided.


Over the years Lavendon powered access machines have been hired for coverage of all manner of international sporting events, state ceremonies, Royal weddings and Jubilee celebrations. Our units have been used behind the scenes in many films, for example the Harry Potter series, to facilitating the television coverage of some of the award ceremonies that followed.