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.
Select 1 driver from each group who you think will post the fastest laps.
Submit your entry below.
Entrants who correctly predict the fastest drivers from each group will be entered into a prize draw.
2017 FORMULA 1 VTB RUSSIAN GRAND PRIX
Three different drivers have secured the DHL Fastest Lap since 2014 when F1 first came to Sochi. Valtteri Bottas posted the fastest lap time of 1:40.896 minutes in the first running of the race, which was subsequently beaten by Sebastian Vettel in 2015 with a 1:40.071. And again last year, Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg burnt a time of 1:39.094 minutes into the Russian asphalt, which was even faster.
Lewis Hamilton leads the DHL Fastest Lap Award after this season's first three season races and is the hot favorite to post the fastest lap there in 2017. Kimi Räikkönen is also a force to be reckoned with, having achieved a total of 44 fastest laps and second place behind Michael Schumacher in the rankings for the fastest race laps ever posted. Sergio Perez in the mid-field is also worth a look. The Force India pilot driver has scored points in all three previous Russian grands prix and even finished on the podium in 2015.
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!