APP has provided Engineering Project Management Services for the event for the past 8 years in a row, working to transform Melbourne’s Albert Park into a world-class international motorsport venue and back to a public parkland.
The Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit is one of only a couple of Formula One street circuits in the world where public roads are transformed into a functioning high performance race track. It takes the APP team and contractors eight weeks to build the track and accompanying facilities and infrastructure followed by a six week dismantle phase.
Speaking about this year’s Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix, APP Executive Project Director Ben Schubert says “It’s amazing to witness the teamwork our team displays throughout this entire project under very challenging conditions and all the while keeping the client happy and the personnel on the project and the public in Albert Park safe. It’s a huge collaborative effort to pull everything together for such a major event year after year, and the sense of accomplishment the team feels after a successful project is truly rewarding”.
As a result of our successful delivery over the past 8 years, APP was awarded a further extension to the contract and will continue providing services for the Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix through to 2020.
Congratulations to everyone who was involved in delivering this fantastic event.