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DHL Fastest Lap Award

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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.


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Max Verstappen posts DHL Fastest Lap in Hungary

Max Verstappen was involved in an exciting scrap with Lewis Hamilton throughout the whole of the Hungarian GP. The pair of them pulled well out in front of the rest of the Formula 1 field and battled for both the victory and the DHL Fastest Lap.

As he hunted down the leader Verstappen, Lewis Hamilton already broke the lap record set by Michael Schumacher in 2004. Hamilton quickly caught up with Verstappen and took the top spot from him.

But while Hamilton was on his way to victory, the battle for the fastest lap continued. Verstappen immediately came into the pits again for a final stop. He then posted a time of 1:17.103 just before the end of the race on new soft tires, which was more than a second faster than Hamilton had been previously.

Verstappen therefore finished runner-up behind Hamilton but secured the DHL Fastest Lap and the bonus point. “Of course, when you start at the front you want to win, but you also have to be realistic and to finish second with the fastest lap was the most that we could do,” said the Red Bull driver.

“It was a good weekend for us and I go into the break with a good feeling as we’re getting closer all the time,” added Verstappen. This was his third fastest lap of the season and with it, he takes over the lead in the fight for the DHL Fastest Lap Award as the summer break gets underway.

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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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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