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Home » F1 Blog » March 22 2011 at 21:26 | posted by Martin Porter
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Building the Australian Grand Prix

It’s hard to forget that Albert Park is a temporary street circuit in the same vain as Monaco or Singapore. Every year it takes a full month to construct the grandstands, barriers, and gravel traps that make up the track, and another two weeks to pull them all down. The transformation that takes place is nothing short of amazing and the parkland looks very different when the Formula One circus is not in town. Most of the year the quiet roads are home to joggers and bike riders and only a few coloured kerbs offer any evidence that a Grand Prix is held there.

The following photos, courtesy of Google Street View, show Albert Park on a regular non-racing day and offer an insight into just how much work goes into preparing the Australian Grand Prix.

Looking down the main straight at Albert Park, otherwise known as Aughtie Drive. The pit buildings are used for indoor sports and conferences during the year.
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