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’s involvement is far from being limited to logistics. As a global partner, DHL also helps fans experience unforgettable moments on and off the track. As of 2017, the thrill of Formula 1 can also be experienced at Fan Festivals held in major cities around the world, offering a varied entertainment program away from the race track. DHL is also a founding partner of the F1 Esports Series, which sees gamers of nine Formula 1 teams competing in the 2019 season. To mark DHL’s 50th anniversary, in 2019, the company is organizing the DHL 50 Fastest competition, which gives six participants the opportunity to qualify for the F1 Esports Series Pro Draft.
Last but not least, DHL awards two coveted prizes: at the end of each season, the driver with the fastest laps is presented with the DHL Fastest Lap Award, while the DHL Fastest Pit Stop Award goes to the team that most consistently achieves the fastest pit stops over the course of the championship.