DHL Fastest Lap Award
The DHL Fastest Lap Award was established to recognize the driver who most consistently demonstrates pure speed, with the fastest lap at the highest number of races each season.
The 20 drivers, but especially newly crowned world champion Max Verstappen and title rival Lewis Hamilton, fought thrilling duels right up until the very last lap of the race during the season finale in Abu Dhabi.
But immense challenges had to be mastered not only on the racetrack with two triple headers, the logistics experts from DHL, the long-standing Official Logistics Partner of Formula 1, also had plenty to do.
The races in Mexico, Brazil and Qatar were all premieres with the first fly-away triple header in the history of the race series and the biggest logistical challenge DHL has had to face in Formula 1 so far.
Overall, the season comprised a record number of races with 22 Grands Prix, during which DHL delivered up to 1,400 tons of freight more than 120,000 km around the world. In this context, DHL is working with F1 to transport the series as efficiently as possible. To achieve the goal of climate neutrality, for example, new bio-fuel trucks were used during 2021.
And what is more, at the British Grand Prix in Silverstone, we got first sight of a model of the future generation of vehicles for the 2022 Formula 1 season - delivered by DHL. And, we will have another record-breaking calendar of events next year with 23 Grands Prix and a race in Miami on the program for the first time.