Extensive construction at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit, which includes a complete refurbishment of the iconic track, as well as changes to the layout, commenced in May 2015. Work at Kyalami continues on the pit building which now incorporates the new International Convention Centre. Outdoor exhibition platforms, a dynamic driving area as well as the handling track are also undergoing construction. Project completion is scheduled for mid-May 2016. The significantly improved 4.522 kilometre circuit now boasts a longer straight, ending in a new complex of challenging corners that aim to recreate the excitement of the original Kyalami. The width of the circuit has been increased in certain areas, runoffs improved and safety systems completely overhauled in line with FIA regulations. Kyalami retains a section of the original layout built in 1961 and iconic corner names such as Crowthorne, Jukskei, Barbeque and Leeukop make a welcome return. The Crocodiles, Cheetah and Ingwe (the Zulu word for leopard), debut as new corner names.