Formula 1®

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 Japan. 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.

DHL & Formula 1 in 2018

The race behind the race: About planning, agility and can-do spirit

The race behind the race: About planning, agility and can-do spirit

From March through to November, the Formula 1 circus circles the globe, visiting 21 countries in all, which requires large doses of careful, meticulous planning.

Formula 1 in 2018: New rules, drivers and tracks

Formula 1 in 2018: New rules, drivers and tracks

The introduction of the halo cockpit protector in 2018 ushers in a new era in Formula 1. But that’s not all.

Calendar

AUAustralia

17th March 2019

Melbourne

Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit

BHBahrain

31st March 2019

Sakhir

Bahrain International Circuit

CNChina

14th April 2019

Shanghai

Shanghai International Circuit

AZAzerbaijan

28th April 2019

Baku

Baku City Circuit

ESSpain

12th May 2019

Barcelona

Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya

MCMonaco

26th May 2019

Monaco

Circuit de Monaco

The Formula 1 Triple Header Diary

The Race Behind The Race

F1 is pure fascination. We make it happen, the F1 teams make it fast.

Ken Allen

CEO DHL Express

The Race Behind The Race

Our sport is very fast-moving, where precision and punctuality are ingredients. These attributes are also central to DHL, and this is a guarantee for the ongoing success of this relationship.

Sean Bratches

Managing Director, Commercial Operations at Formula 1

The Race Behind The Race

Within 24 hours all the material from the circuit is broken down and on its way.

Pierluigi Ferrari

DHL Motorsport Deputy Managing Director

The Race Behind The Race

It's a full time job, 365 days a year.

Massimo Foroni

Head of Motorsport Operations DHL

The Race Behind The Race

Not a single wheel could turn in Formula One without logistics.

Nour Suliman

CEO, DHL Express Middle East and North Africa

The Race Behind The Race

I am delighted to have won the DHL Fastest Lap Award again.
It caps a phenomenal year for everyone in the Mercedes team.

Lewis Hamilton

Four times Formula 1 World Champion

The Race Behind The Race

It is a nice bonus to receive the DHL Fastest Lap Award 2016 at the end of an incredible year.

Nico Rosberg

2016 Formula 1 World Champion

The Logistical Challenge

DHL extends logistics partnership with Formula 1

DHL extends logistics partnership with Formula 1

Learn more about how DHL handles the overseas moves of up to 2,000 tons of precious cargo per race via sea and air freight.

Insight Logistics

Insight Logistics

Discover exciting stories and get expert insights from the fascinating world of logistics.

DHL Fastest Lap Award

The DHL Fastest Lap Award was established to recognize the driver who most consistently demonstrates pure speed, with the fastest lap at the highest number of races each season.

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DHL Fastest Pitstop Award

The DHL Fastest Pit Stop Award recognizes outstanding teamwork and performance from the ‘unsung heroes’ who make a important contribution to the drivers’ success on the track.

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Valtteri Bottas wins DHL Fastest Lap Award

Valtteri Bottas wins DHL Fastest Lap Award

Valtteri Bottas wins the 2018 DHL Fastest Lap Award for the highest number of fastest racing laps.

DHL Fastest Pit Stop Award presented to Red Bull Racing

DHL Fastest Pit Stop Award presented to Red Bull Racing

Red Bull Racing received the DHL Fastest Pit Stop Award for consistently achieving the fastest pit stops during the season.

All for the Fans

As a spectacular 2018 Formula 1 Championship season has come to an end, let`s take a look back at the unforgettable moments it delivered for fans from all over the world. The review features fans who had the chance to experience F1 live – as DHL's F1 Superfans!

Digital Champions

Following the F1 ESports Draft at Silverstone in July, we searched high and low to find our very own draftee to take on Tom Deacon at the GFinity Arena during the series finale, in a race to become the DHL Digital Champion.

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