Fastest Lap Game
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.
Submit your entry below.
Entrants who correctly predict the fastest drivers from each group will be entered into a prize draw.
FORMULA 1 PIRELLI MAGYAR NAGYDÍJ 2017
Race 11 - Budapest, Hungary
Geprägt ist die 4,3 Kilometer lange Strecke von zahlreichen langsamen Kurven, die das Überholen schwer machen. Die beste Überholmöglichkeit bietet sich den Piloten am Ende der Start- und Zielgeraden, wo sie auf die Hilfe von DRS bauen können.
Im vergangenen Jahr erzielte Kimi Räikkönen in 1:23.086 Minuten die DHL Fastest Lap. Den Rundenrekord hält allerdings noch immer Michael Schumacher, der 2004 eine Zeit von 1:19.071 Minuten in den ungarischen Asphalt brannte.
Schumacher und Räikkönen halten auch den Rekord für meisten schnellsten Rennrunden in Budapest, beiden gelang dies vier Mal. Felipe Massa und Sebastian Vettel haben je zwei schnellste Runden auf dem Konto, Daniel Ricciardo eine.
Als Favorit auf die DHL Fastest Lap beim Großen Preis von Ungarn 2017 muss eindeutig Lewis Hamilton bezeichnet werden. Der Mercedes-Pilot erzielte in dieser Saison bereits sechs Mal die schnellste Rennrunde und befindet sich momentan in Top-Form. Aufgrund des aerodynamisch anspruchsvollen Streckendesigns sind allerdings auch die Red-Bull-Piloten Daniel Ricciardo und Max Verstappen nicht zu vernachlässigen - Red Bull fühlt sich in Budapest traditionell wohl.
The 4.3km circuit is characterized by the preponderance of slow corners, which makes it difficult to overtake. The best opportunity for a passing move presents itself at the end of the home straight where drivers can exploit their DRS.
Last year, Kimi Räikkönen posted the DHL Fastest Lap in a time of 01:23.086 minutes. However, the track record is held by Michael Schumacher for his lap time of 01:19.071 minutes in 2004.
Schumacher and Räikkönen share the record for clocking up fastest lap times in Budapest, with a total of four each. Felipe Massa and Sebastian Vettel are on two, and Daniel Ricciardo is on one.
Going into the 2017 Hungarian Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton must surely be favorite to lift the DHL Fastest Lap trophy. The Mercedes driver has already set the fastest race lap in six races this season and is currently in peak form. But because of the aerodynamic demands made by the track, Red Bull drivers Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen are not to be discounted – Budapest is traditionally a happy hunting ground for their team.
Select driver from group 3:
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!