The building work is well underway for the Australian Grand Prix

There’s a little over 15 days until twenty-four V8 engines fire up in anger to kick off the 2012 Formula 1 season for Friday practice at Melbourne’s Albert Park circuit. Let’s take a look at how the construction work is getting along…

Organisers of this event have now got the construction work so well organised that the major building work kicks off a little over one month before the event itself.

A massive team of construction workers put up all of the trackside fencing, pedestrian overpasses, grandstands and other motorsport infrastructure. Forklifts will deposit eleven kilometres worth of trackside barriers along the circuit’s perimeter, with each cement block weighing several tonnes.

Incredibly, the entire lot is completely packed up within six weeks of the race itself.

Check out the gallery of the work so far…

That’s a lot of kitty litter for the gravel trap!
That’s a lot of kitty litter for the gravel trap!
Trackside barriers are laid
Trackside barriers are laid
Safety fences are erected
Safety fences are erected
Get your pit lane speed limiter ready…
Get your pit lane speed limiter ready…
The overhead pedestrian bridges go up
The overhead pedestrian bridges go up
Trackside kerbing is laid and awaiting paint
Trackside kerbing is laid and awaiting paint
The grandstands go up
The grandstands go up
Have you bought your grandstand seat?
Have you bought your grandstand seat?

And we’re just a little bit excited!

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Richard Bailey

Founder & Chief Editor at MotorsportM8
Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.
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