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Every Formula One driver is fast, but is the race winner really the fastest? Since 2007 DHL has defined a new standard of speed with the 'DHL Fastest Lap Award'. One driver sets the fastest lap at each race - the award will go to the man who sets the most over the season. To win will require pure speed - something DHL, as the world's leading logistics provider and Official Logistics Partner of Formula 1, uses to achieve its goals, shortening international routes, facilitiating global trade and making the world a smaller place.

Shanghai International Circuit

Formula 1 Heineken Chinese Grand Prix

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Pierre Gasly secures DHL Fastest Lap in 1,000th Grand Prix

Pierre Gasly made history as he became the 132nd driver to post the fastest lap in the 1,000th Formula 1 Grand Prix.

Red Bull bolted fresh soft tires on the French driver's car in the final stages of the Chinese GP, enabling him to set the DHL Fastest Lap with a time of 1:34.742. Sebastian Vettel lost the extra point as a result.

"I'm happy to score my first fastest lap in F1 today", said Gasly. "We saw that we had quite a big margin behind us in the last few laps, so we decided to go for it and have an extra pit stop which worked. We are quite happy to finish in the points and take the extra point for fastest lap with us."

Gasly finished the race in P6 after becoming the third driver to secure the DHL Fastest Lap in the third race of the season. He is the second newcomer to go fastest following Charles Leclerc's success last time out in Bahrain.

Michael Schumacher still holds the lap record for the Shanghai International Circuit. In his Ferrari, the record world champion burned a time of 1:32.238 into the Chinese asphalt in 2004 and was thus about two and a half seconds faster than Gasly.

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2019 Season

Previous winners

SeasonDriverTeamDHL Fastest Laps
2018Valtteri BottasMercedes7
2017Lewis HamiltonMercedes7
2016Nico RosbergMercedes6
2015Lewis HamiltonMercedes8
2014Lewis HamiltonMercedes7
2013Sebastian VettelRed Bull7
2012Sebastian VettelRed Bull6
2011Mark WebberRed Bull7
2010Fernando AlonsoFerrari5
2009Sebastian VettelRed Bull3
2008Kimi RäikkönenFerrari10
2007Kimi RäikkönenFerrari6

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How the drivers' performance improved during the course of the season

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DHL Fastest Pit Stop Award

The DHL Fastest Pit Stop Award recognizes outstanding teamwork and performance from the ‘unsung heroes’ who make a important contribution to the drivers’ success on the track.

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2018 Season

All the stats, facts and figures for the 2018 DHL Fastest Lap Award.

Valtteri Bottas wins the
2018 DHL Fastest Lap Award