In Florida for the first time since 1959 and delivered by DHL, the FIA Formula One World Championship™ cargo has arrived in Miami.

As its Official Logistics Partner since 2004, DHL is powering the enormous logistical effort behind Formula 1® once again this year, managing the transportation of up to 1,400 tons of highly valuable freight to every race, including race cars, tires, replacement parts, fuel, broadcasting equipment, and marketing and hospitality equipment.

“We have been managing logistics for Formula 1 for nearly 40 years and with the continued growth in the sport’s popularity – with more race dates and venues being added to the season calendar – logistics remains a huge part of what makes the F1 experience possible,” said Paul Fowler, Vice President for Global Motorsports, DHL Global Forwarding. “We’re thrilled to be able to bring the equipment and cars for the race to South Florida. We are not only focused on delivering the race around the world, but also on doing so as sustainably as possible.”

This year marks an exciting new era in Formula 1, with all-new cars designed for closer racing action, along with increased safety and sustainability. The new cars this year will be powered by E10 fuel, a mixture of 90% fossil fuel and 10% ethanol, bringing Formula 1 one step closer to its goal of a 100% sustainably fueled hybrid engine by 2025.

Mike Parra and Romain
Mike Parra and Romain

Focused on helping Formula 1 achieve its target of a net-zero carbon footprint by 2030, DHL is fitting its entire fleet of F1-dedicated trucks with GPS to monitor fuel consumption, select the most efficient routes, and lower CO2 emissions.

“As the industry leader in green logistics, we are uniquely qualified to deliver with sustainable solutions that help our customers, such as Formula 1, reduce their carbon footprint and overall environmental impact,” added Fowler. “We are truly proud to be supporting F1 as they continue to set new standards in automotive technology and sustainability.”

Other measures include the use of DHL’s modern fuel-efficient Boeing 777 aircraft, which reduce carbon emissions by 18% compared to older aircraft, and leveraging multi-modal transport solutions, including overland and ocean freight.

DHL’s dedicated team of more than 50 international motorsports specia lists, including 35 individuals dedicated solely to the logistics of moving Formula 1 around the world, works closely with F1 management and the teams to ensure seamless logistics support for races and official test runs around the world.

To bring the cargo to the United States for the Miami race, DHL is using multi-modal transport solutions, including overland and ocean freight, to reduce the environmental impact of Formula 1 logistics. DHL also provides comprehensive track & trace of the cargo while in transit, as well as customs brokerage, pickup, and customs clearance services for the races around the world.

Ben Pincus, Director of Commercial Partnerships, Formula 1 said: “We are so excited to be bringing F1 to Miami and while every new race we have is a new challenge logistically, we have full faith in DHL to help deliver a successful event with their decades of expertise and experience. ”