In 2023 we launched the DHL Fastest Pit Stop Trophy Design Competition, the ultimate design-based social challenge.

Our Finalists:

After receiving many incredible, creative, and unique global entries – we narrowed it down to four finalists to take on the final round of the competition.

Congratulations to Diego Simon Vila, Amit Mithkar, Antonio Lo Presti, and Sasha Heath.

Our finalists were challenged to submit a video explaining the concept behind their design, their passion for F1, and what the opportunity meant to them.

Our Winner:

Following the final round of the competition, the ultimate winner was decided…

Congratulations to Amit Mithkar!

Amit’s design incorporated innovation, technology, and sustainability, as he converted a soundwave inspired by an F1 Pit Stop ‘Box Box’ into the shape of a trophy. We loved the creativity behind this concept and can’t wait to see the physical trophy come to life.

The Winning Design

The Prize:

Amit joined us out in Abu Dhabi for an exclusive VIP Superfan experience, where he enjoyed the following:

  • Exclusive access to Champions and Paddock Club activities for 3 days across the race weekend, which saw him take part in experiences such as the Pit Lane, Truck Tour, Pit Gantry and Photo Safari.
  • VIP access to the paddock, where he was able to meet his favourite drivers across the weekend.
  • Joined us at the Fastest Pit Stop Trophy Award ceremony, where he watched his winning design handed over to the winning team, Red Bull Racing.

The Award

DHL is a global sponsor of Formula 1 and Official Logistics Partner since 2004. As part of the long-standing partnership, DHL owns the DHL Fastest Pit Stop Award – with a trophy presented to the winning team at the F1 season finale in Abu Dhabi every year.

What is the DHL Fastest Pit Stop Award?

  • A recognised award which is given to the team that completes the fastest pit stop across the whole Formula 1 season.
  • The DHL Fastest Pit Stop Award was established in 2015 to recognize outstanding teamwork and performance from the unsung heroes who make a vital contribution to the drivers’ success on the track.