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…
And we’re just a little bit excited!