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Event:          Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix

Where:         Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit

When:          Thursday 14th March to Sunday 17th March

Attendees:   324,100

Grand Prix History

The Grand Prix’s inaugural year was 1950, but it wasn’t until 1996 that the annual event was held at the Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit in Albert Park for the first time.

Since then it has been highly anticipated event for motorsport enthusiasts across the country.

Infrastructure equipment

The Grand Prix is held in several countries throughout the year. The Australian Grand Prix, held in Melbourne each year, utilises many of the signature products No Fuss Event Hire has to offer large scale events. Because of the scale of the event and the international attention it receives, all infrastructure and equipment i.e. grandstand seating, needs to be of the highest industry standard.

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Attendance numbers

The Melbourne 2019 Grand Prix attendance records were the highest since 2005. It is a family friendly event including activities such as the Porsche Carrera Cup, Ferrari Challenge, Supercars, BP Ultimate Australian Challenge and Kids Corner. So needless to say that planning, installation and deconstruction of infrastructure needs to be managed by industry professionals.

Event equipment requirements

The Grand Prix is held in several countries throughout the year. The Australian Grand Prix, held in Melbourne each year, utilises many of the signature products No Fuss Event Hire has to offer large scale events. Because of the scale of the event and the international attention it receives, all infrastructure and equipment i.e. grandstand seating, needs to be of the highest industry standard.

For the 2019 event, temporary roadways needed to be constructed prior to the event to allow bump in for many suppliers and event organisers. This was made possible with No Fuss’ I-Trac Temporary Roadways along with  Trakmats which are durable enough to allow for vehicular access whilst giving a premium turf protection application.

As the venue is Albert Park Lake there is a great deal of landscape that needs to be preserved. This was easily achieved with temporary turf protection products such as Supa-Trac.  With in excess of 8,000sqm of product laid at the event and such a high attendance of both vehicular and pedestrian traffic, no turf needed to be replaced that the No Fuss Event Hire turf protection products were laid on.  This represented an enormous saving for the Australian Grand Prix Corporation on turf replacement from any previous year.

No Fuss Event Hire’s equipment contribution to the 2019 event included:

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Turf protection Heavy Duty I-Trac interlocking roadway system

Supa-Trac temporary flooring x 7,123 sqm

Vehicle Access roadways High Density Supamat (Trakmat) White + Grey x 1,200 sqm
Pedestrian Walkways Supa-Trac event flooring
Exhibitor displays Supa-Trac event flooring
Presentation walkways Plastorip non-slip flooring Black + White x 560sqm
Grandstands 14,150 x temporary Grandstand seating
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Supa-trac

This product was chosen by the event organiser to provide safe and durable pedestrian walkways and exhibitor display areas. It’s panels have a unique turf protection system. This allowed for the integrity of the turf around Albert Park to remain intact. They allow light, air and water to reach the turf which protects and promotes growth.

Supa-trac is used to create roadway access and pathways in many settings including:

  • Wheelchair access
  • Turf and ground protection
  • Stadium flooring
  • Corporate events
  • Military
  • Outdoor pathways
  • Temporary parking areas and lots

I-Trac

This product was chosen by the event organiser to create access roadways for suppliers and pre event traffic. It is considered an all terrain temporary roadway system. It provides a safe access solution for vehicular traffic. It is implemented via an inbuilt connection device that requires no special tooling. It is chemically inactive and provides a medium level of electrical insulation. I-Trac is used in many large scale setting including:

  • Temporary access roadways
  • Temporary parking lots/areas
  • Outdoor promotional events

Trakmats

This product was chosen by the event organiser as there were many heavy vehicles entering the venue before, during and after the event. It allows for heavy vehicles to gain access without the possibility of getting bogged or churning the turf due to tyre spin. Trakmats contains cylinders on both sides to create a unique gripping action. The space between cylinders allows mud and debris generated by vehicles to evacuate the matting to maintain the continuum of the gripping action.

Trakmats are used in many large scale settings including:

  • Resorts and parks
  • Railway contracts
  • Water well drill sites
  • Special events and open air concerts
  • Temporary roads and parking lots
  • Golf courses, cemeteries, lawns
  • Construction, building, TV and movie production sites
  • Landscape creation and maintenance

 

Plastorip

The event organiser choose this product as it is a perfect branding opportunity. As plastorip comes in many different colours it can show a pathway direction or highlight a certain area or brand. It is an indoor and outdoor product which allows customers to create their own bespoke design.

Colour choices for Plastorip include Red, Pink, Yellow, Blue, Orange, Green, Purple, Black, Silver and White.

Plastorip is also used in many large scale applications including:

  • Expo flooring
  • Pedestrian walkways
  • Coloured event flooring
  • Prestigious flooring with and extensive colour choice
  • Surface suitable for dining and dancing
  • Non slip surface with no slip edging
  • Prevents fatigue and strain – excellent surface for extended periods of standing

Grandstands

Grandstands are obviously a very important part of the Grand Prix and require unique design flexibility to meet the clients needs. No Fuss Event Hire are a supplier to major events all over the Asia Pacific.

We can supply grandstands to hold anywhere from 300 seats for the school play or 30,000 seats for an Olympic Games event. We have a unique flexible seating system and which can be configured to any number of layouts to meet the seating needs of your event.

Not only do we supply indoor seating, we can also provide covered grandstands for shade and weather protection, as well as accessible viewing and camera platforms for officials and broadcasters. Our engineers will ensure your seating installation is fully compliant with relevant building code requirements and structurally certified prior to use.