Evergreens UK were pleased to complete the supply and manufacture for the Bahrain race track which included 7000sqm of artificial grass and 2000sqm that was produced to match the colour of the sand around the track. Rather than just supplying the surface in full rolls, the synthetic turf was cut to specific sized shapes to match concrete forms around the track. This was done so that a radius around a corner was made from 10 concrete forms to which 10 pieces of pre-cut grass would fit, allowing a non-skilled labour force to install.
The surface had to be pre-cut into 2m x 4m with a tolerance of +/- 5mm and included over 10 tonnes of Adhesive.
The order was shipped in two parts, the 5000sqm of Grass Park Senior Olive was processed and shipped by sea freight which was packed into two 40ft containers along with 7 tonnes of adhesive. The Grass Park Senior Olive was taken from stock and cut on our automated tables to the exact sizes required, but the Sand colour synthetic grass yarn had to be produced to meet the exact match of Bahrain Race Track Sand.
Once the yarn was produced and tufted, the 2000sqm of surface was cut to the same requirements as the olive grass then packed onto three 2m x 4m pallets. Each pallet was over 2m high, weighed 3 tonnes, and included 1 tonne of adhesive on each. Once complete, the sand coloured grass was shipped via airfreight to meet the tight deadline of the 2005 F1 Grand Prix. The total airfreight consignment used the entire main cargo bay area of a British Airways flight to Bahrain.
So Why Artificial Grass?
Due to problems last year with sand blowing onto the track and more importantly, into the cars, the decision was made to replace some of the sand in the most problematic areas of the race track with sand and olive coloured artificial grass. The sand was removed and the area was tarmacked and concreted. The grass was then bonded down to ensure that if a car were to drive over it, it would not tear or damage the car.
What The F1 Drivers Think About LazyLawn Artificial Grass…
Question from commentry too all the drivers; ‘Obviously they’ve laid that green artificial grass on the outside of the corners near the kerbs what do you think?’ Michael Schumacher response:
‘It is what we want. It is better than grass, gravel or whatever. This is at least pretty consistent, flat, you can control the car. It’s the best solution we have found. We are happy to listen to any further good suggestions you may have but we haven’t found anything better.’
How Did We Ship Goods Worldwide?
2000sqm Artificial Grass – Air Freight 5000sqm Sea Freight 2 x 40ft Containers Air Freight Pallets 2m x 2m x 4m — 3.5 Tonne,
Hockenheimring F1 Race Track Germany
We have also supplied the Hockenheimring rack track with Grass Park Senior. The Grass Park Senior was cut into section that was then fixed into removable panels. The panels were used to allow access to the cable and drain system.
So why use Evergreens UK on you next Track project?
To start with, we have the experience of installing on race tracks around the world with artificial grass surfaces suitable for the trackside. The ability to cut any section to a detailed drawing on our cad cutting machines allows semi or non-skilled contractors to install the product with minimal training. Similar to the Hockenheimring track, the sections were pre-cut to the required dimensions allowing contractors to glue each section and place on the correct steel cover.
With our cutting service we are able to inlay sponsorship logos or other track information directly into the synthetic grass providing a permanent brand, logo or markings which become part of the surface and reducing the need for other kind of markings or signs around a track.
Benefits of Using Artificial Grass
Easy to Clean.
Enhance Track Limits.
For areas in close proximity to the track surface it is recommend the surface is adhered 100% to either concrete or tarmac bases, this ensures a permanent fix even under extreme conditions including wheel spin and heavy braking from F1 cars.