DHL ensures logistics for three F1 races in three weeks
In June and July there will be three races on three consecutive weekends in three different countries for the first time in the history of Formula 1 racing, which means the drivers have three particularly challenging weeks ahead of them. So does DHL – the triple header represents a special challenge for F1's global logistics partner.
After the race in France last week, the circus moved on to Spielberg (Austria, 1 July) and Silverstone (England) a week later (8 July). The tight schedule means the team has just 48 hours after a race to dismantle its equipment at the venue, transport it to the next track and reassemble it there. There is thus a timeframe of just two days for the transportation of the sensitive cargo, including racing cars, tyres, fuel, spare parts, transmission technology, hospitality, marketing equipment.
DHL operates up to 25 trucks to transport around 1,000 t freight from one venue to another safely and on time during the European racing season. (mw)