Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix

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Twenty racing cars zooming around a 5.2 km circuit – that’s what it took to draw 400,000+ people together in Melbourne last weekend!

Did you know the Albert Park racetrack is made entirely of temporary structures? While the Formula 1—Australian Grand Prix dazzles with its speed and power, transforming a seemingly mundane 40 km/h road into a 330 km/h racing track takes months of meticulous planning.

This is where we step in!

For the third year running, IEDM engaged WGA, to be the principal structural consultant that inspects the Australian Grand Prix Corporation (AGPC) assets, including the temporary structures installed for the events, ensuring their safety and compliance.

Every year, the trackside fencing, pedestrian overpasses, grandstands, and other motorsport infrastructure are installed around 3 months before the grand weekend. All to be dismantled within 4-6 weeks after the event, to reveal the public roads and car parks that they will be, until next year.

Installing a massive temporary overpass that can hold foot traffic of tens and thousands of people on one of the busiest Melbourne roads can be as nerve-wracking as driving a Formula 1 car – well, almost.

Our engineers work around the clock, alongside the rest of the AGPC team, to ensure you experience one of Melbourne’s most exciting annual events. We couldn’t be more excited to be a part of it!

Image Credit: Monre Meyer and Emilia Phillips

Read more about our Temporary Works Capabilities here.