As Official Logistics Partner of Formula 1, and to celebrate 10 years since the launch of the DHL Fastest Lap Award, we invite fans to join the competition and predict fastest laps throughout the 2017 season.

Following the introduction of exciting new regulations, drivers will be able to push their cars to the limit, and deliver even faster lap times. With four previous winners of the DHL Fastest Lap Award on the starting grid and plenty of young drivers exciting the crowd, it’s set to be a thrilling battle.

Ahead of each race, select one driver from each group who you think will post the fastest lap times. If you manage to predict all three drivers correctly, you will be entered in to a draw to win great F1 prizes. And remember, it’s not always the winning driver that posts the fastest lap. There are plenty of other factors to consider, so look out for our pre-race tips and insight.

Whether it’s on the track or DHL’s logistics journey from one race to another, speed and precision are crucial for a flawless delivery.

How it works

Select 1 driver from each group who you think will post the fastest laps.

Select 1 driver from each group who you think will post the fastest laps.

Submit your entry below.

Submit your entry below.

Entrants who correctly predict the fastest drivers from each group will be entered into a prize draw.

Entrants who correctly predict the fastest drivers from each group will be entered into a prize draw.

2017 FORMULA 1 VTB RUSSIAN GRAND PRIX

Race 4 - Russia, Sochi

Deadline for your Fastest Lap forecast:    local time
DHL Fastest Lap Driver 2016:   Nico Rosberg

For the fourth race of the season, Formula 1 is heading to the Black Sea and Russia where the 5.853-kilometer Sochi Autodrome, one of the longest circuits on the calendar, lies in wait for drivers. Winding through Sochi's Olymic Park, the track has 19 corners in all, the majority of which are slow turns and run at a 90 degree angle. By way of contrast, there are only two longish straights, at the ends of which drivers have the best chances of overtaking.

Start voting - select driver from group 1:

Sebastian Vettel

SEBASTIAN VETTEL
Ferrari

Kimi Raikkonen

KIMI RAIKKONEN
Ferrari

Lewis Hamilton

LEWIS HAMILTON
Mercedes

Valtteri Bottas

VALTTERI BOTTAS
Mercedes

Daniel Ricciardo

DANIEL RICCIARDO
Red Bull

Max Verstappen

MAX VERSTAPPEN
Red Bull

Select driver from group 2:

Sergio Perez

SERGIO PEREZ
Force India

Esteban Ocon

ESTEBAN OCON
Force India

Felipe Massa

FELIPE MASSA
Williams

Lance Stroll

LANCE STROLL
Williams

Nico Hulkenberg

NICO HULKENBERG
Renault

Jolyon Palmer

JOLYON PALMER
Renault

Daniil Kvyat

DANIIL KVYAT
Toro Rosso

Carlos Sainz

CARLOS SAINZ
Toro Rosso

Select driver from group 3:

Romain Grosjean

ROMAIN GROSJEAN
Haas F1

Kevin Magnussen

KEVIN MAGNUSSEN
Haas F1

Fernando Alonso

FERNANDO ALONSO
McLaren

Stoffel Vandoorne

STOFFEL VANDOORNE
McLaren

Marcus Ericsson

MARCUS ERICSSON
Sauber

Pascal Wehrlein

PASCAL WEHRLEIN
Sauber

or

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The World’s Fastest Logistics Race



Few sports conjure up the heady mix of speed, glamour and verve as intensively as Formula 1 - the world’s premier motorsports series. Since its inaugural race in 1950, the allure of seeing the most highly skilled drivers in the world reach record-breaking speeds has thrilled fans across the globe, from Britain to Bahrain and from Mexico to Malaysia.

Behind the glamour and va-va voom, thousands of unsung heroes help to make it all possible, not least the DHL Motorsports team. As Official Logistics Partner of Formula 1, DHL draws on over 35 years’ experience handling complex, time-critical, international motorsports logistics.

In the countdown to each race, we criss-cross the globe enabling not only the delivery of the precious cars themselves but thousands of litres of fuel and oil as well as essential event equipment and infrastructure. The Formula 1 freight travels by land, sea and air, filling no less than six Boeing 747 cargo planes for each so called “fly-away” race outside of Europe, where most of the teams are still based. The 2017 FIA Formula One World Championship sees 20 world-class drivers competing to defy the speed barriers over 20 races, covering no less than 5 continents in 9 months. A phenomenal challenge of skill, planning and logistics for the tireless motorsport teams!



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