At the Monaco Grand Prix in Monte Carlo this weekend, Mercedes GP PETRONAS will unveil a new modular home on wheels. Priced at € 2 million, the structure is comprised of 16 individual modules that are assembled on site, with its purpose being to offer the team, guests and media representatives a comfortable atmosphere to enjoy the F1 festivities. To transport the structure across Europe, 16 trucks will be enlisted, while team director Norbert Haug notes that only a crane rental is necessary at each stop to stack the various modules. The total time it takes to do so is approximately half a day.
As for the price (in case you were keeping tracking of Mercedes GP PETRONAS’ budget), Haug specified that no money had been wasted in the construction of the new Mercedes GP PETRONAS structure. Compared to other teams, such as Red Bull Racing, Haug pointed out the new structure is actually quite cost effective, noting that Red Bull’s Energy Station had cost an estimated € 15 million to construct.
To see the new Mercedes GP PETRONAS home away from home in action, you can check out the first published photos in the gallery below.