2023 Formula 1® DHL Awards

Red Bull Racing and Max Verstappen win
2023 Formula 1® DHL awards

At the conclusion of the 2023 FIA Formula One World Championship, during the Formula 1® ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX 2023 in the United Arab Emirates, DHL, the Official Logistics Partner of the series, presented the DHL Fastest Lap Award to Max Verstappen for the second year in a row.

Success in #numbers

Throughout the 22 race weekends, three-time World Champion Max Verstappen demonstrated remarkable speed on the track, concluding the season with nine fastest laps.

And once again, Oracle Red Bull Racing’s exceptional teamwork was evident as they earned their sixth consecutive DHL Fastest Pit Stop Award.

DHL Fastest Lap Award

Max Verstappen

Max Verstappen, winner of the 2023 DHL Fastest Lap Award

“It’s great to be presented with the Fastest Lap Award this year. I try to go for the Fastest Lap at each race as the additional point is always worth fighting for. It’s a great feeling at the end of a race and when we have the time to get fresh tires and secure the quickest lap. We’ve had a few fun ones this year that’s for sure. Thank you to the whole team, they’ve worked extremely hard all year and to be able to achieve this really is a testament to them.”
Arjan Sissing

Arjan Sissing, Head of Global Brand Marketing at DHL

"On behalf of DHL, I would like to congratulate Max Verstappen and Oracle Red Bull Racing for their exceptional achievements throughout this season. Formula 1, much like our logistics business, thrives on speed and teamwork. These awards symbolize the shared values between both companies."

DHL Fastest Pit Stop Award

Jonathan Wheatley

Jonathan Wheatley, Sporting Director Red Bull Racing

“To be honest there were several times this year that I thought that we would not be able to pull it off, we had stronger competition than I can ever remember. Ferrari and McLaren have run us to the wire many times, but the crew has been unbelievable, they have motivated themselves, they rebuild themselves again and again. To win 6 in a row is an extraordinary achievement.”
Jonny Haworth

Jonny Haworth, Director of Commercial Partnerships at Formula 1

“I want to express my gratitude to DHL for their dedication and support throughout the season as we conclude another phenomenal year for Formula 1. DHL, as always, played a pivotal role in delivering these events and displayed unwavering commitment in delivering new and returning events, while ensuring sustainability in every aspect of the process.”

Overall Standings

18 new biofuel-powered trucks

As the Official Logistics Partner of Formula 1, DHL uses its global logistics network to transport cars, engines, fuel, broadcasting equipment, and marketing and hospitality materials. This season, DHL travelled over 150,000 kilometres, transporting up to 1,400 tons per race. This season also marks a milestone in green logistics with the introduction of 18 new biofuel-powered trucks for the European Leg of the series. These trucks can reduce carbon emissions by an average of 83% compared to fuel-driven trucks. Through multi-modal and sustainable logistics, DHL is helping Formula 1 to become Net Zero by 2030.