DHL and Formula 1 have extended their long-standing global partnership in a move which will see the brand remain the series’ Official Logistics Partner.
DHL transport race cars, fuel and oil, equipment for the racing teams and transmission technology, while the relationship between the pair now spans more than 1,000 races, with the original deal having been signed in 2004. In 2021, DHL will ship to each of the 23 destinations on the Formula 1 racing calendar, the most in the sport’s history.
The extended partnership will see DHL continue to offer two awards to teams and drivers, continuing the DHL Fastest Lap Award and the DHL Fastest Pit Stop Award, which will both be presented in Abu Dhabi on the final day of the season.
"We are proud to continue our unique partnership for the years to come," says Arjan Sissing, Global Head of Brand Marketing at DHL.
"Formula 1 has been delivering the ultimate in speed, precision and technology to its fans for over 1000 races and it is DHL who delivers Formula 1 across the globe. For more than four decades, our common values connected us with each other and made it possible to win any logistics races around the world, before the first tires touch the track. We are looking forward to defending our title in each of these races between the races.”
Stefano Domenicali, President and CEO, Formula 1, added: “DHL is our longest standing global partner and we are delighted to have signed a partnership extension that demonstrates our strong and collaborative relationship. For the past 16 years we have delivered on and off the track together. We are proud to be working with the world’s leading logistics provider as we look ahead to the biggest season ever for Formula 1".
The 2021 season begins on 28th March in Bahrain Grand Prix 2021 and ends on 12th December in Abu Dhabi, following 23 races across five continents. DHL’s logistics crew will also face three triple headers, with races held over three consecutive weekends.