The start of the year saw GL events back in action for the fourth round of the FIA Formula E World Championship in Buenos Aires providing bespoke temporary infrastructure around the streets of the capital’s Puerto Madero district.
Official Overlay Provider GL events provides all the pit lane structures, Race control, Media compound, eVillage; an urban festival area, and EMOTION Club; the exclusive hospitality area at each round of the Championship.
The first three races have been a great success and race four was no different. Part of the success is the temporary infrastructure that has been created together with the client. By working closely with Formula E, GL events has been able to develop a strategy for temporary event overlay, that can be replicated across the World, focusing on maintain quality, creativity, sustainability and efficiency in terms of cost and time.
The race was an exciting affair with a catalogue of disasters. Karun Chandhok suffered from an apparent suspension failure in his Mahindra Racing car, which led to the Safety Car being deployed. Once the race was back on, Buemi retained the lead. That was … until he crashed out at the chicane. This gave Lucas di Grassi the lead, who then suffered from a carbon copy suspension failure as Chandhok had earlier. So that gave Nick Heidfeld and Sam Bird the top two spots, but then they both had to serve drive-through penalties for pit-road violations.
Eventually, Amlin Aguri’s Antonio Felix da Costa clinched victory after progressing up the field from eighth on the grid until the checkered flag flew and he collected the full 25 points.
The Formula E series now enters a two-month mid-season break before returning to action on March 14 in Miami, the first of two races in the USA.