Monaco F1 Grand Prix track

We were approached by Colas, the main contractor for the Circuit de Monaco, to address the safety concerns they had ahead of the F1 Grand Prix. Following a detailed remote consultation process, we laid 1500m2 of resin-based high friction surfacing using one of our specialist screed trucks between turns 9 and 10, adding much-needed grip to the section of track approaching the famous Nouvelle Chicane.

Project scope

This was a high friction surfacing project that was completed in a single day.

Challenges

At the start of this project, we had less than one month to determine and implement the right solution before the next Grand Prix was due to take place. This required us to draw on all our industry expertise so that we could deliver the best possible result. Due to the distance involved, we had to adjust our approach, carrying out a remote consultation process before travelling to the track and finalising the programme of work with Colas representatives.

Being responsible for a project within such a prestigious setting meant that we needed to ensure that every aspect of our work was planned and delivered to the highest standard. The Circuit de Monaco has hosted an annual Grand Prix since 1929 and is the best-known track on the F1 calendar. Moreover, the specific section we were hired to work on, between the tunnel exit and the chicane, was notorious as the location of a number of large accidents. It was essential that we used our expertise effectively to improve the safety of the track for the drivers and ensure that fans could enjoy races at the circuit for years to come.

Contact Glendining Highways

Call 01708 688 616 or email admin@glendininghighways.com to discuss your project with our expert team. As an experienced highways contractor, we deliver excellence in specialist surfacing throughout the UK.