THE RACE BEHIND THE RACE

This 2024 season, DHL will be exploring the various races happening behind the scenes. From the race to transport F1® from circuit to circuit, the race to Carbon Net Zero, and the race to diversify the sport.

We want to take you on our journey with us, so click on one of the below themes to unlock the three races we will be driving forward this season.

Logistics

Sustainability

Diversity

Logistics

This year we will proudly be celebrating DHL's 20th anniversary being the Official Logistics Partner of Formula 1, as we deliver the biggest race calendar yet, with 24 races in 2024.

DHL ambassador and presenter, Billy Monger, joined our DHL Motorsports team in Bahrain to experience what goes on behind the scenes in preparation for race day. From completing deliveries via forklift to paperwork, the team are experts at overcoming logistical challenges to ensure everything is ready for lights out!

In 2022, we made the move to Boing 777 planes in our F1® operations, whose fuel-efficient technology reduces carbon emissions by 17% over legacy aircraft. To mark the occasion, we launched a co-branded DHL X F1® plane, which is delivering F1® freight across the season.

As the Official Logistics Partner of F1®, DHL takes on the biggest logistical challenges – including pulling off the ultimate magic trick with the delivery of the Las Vegas Grand Prix. Without a blueprint, we transformed one of the most famous streets in the world into one of the highlight events of the season.

Watch the race from circuit to circuit come to life!

Sustainability

As leaders in sustainable logistics, together with F1, we will continue to strive towards a more sustainable future and further bring to life our Carbon Net Zero 2030 target.

To showcase the launch of our biofuel-powered trucks in 2023, we teamed up with motorsports presenter, Ariana Bravo, to explain what HV100 biofuel is and how it works in our F1® operations. Watch Ariana tuck into tapas - made with vegetable oil that could have next been used for fuelling our trucks - and discover exactly what is powering our sustainable fleet.

Ariana Bravo joined DHL in the Netherlands to highlight sustainable travel methods at the Dutch Grand Prix. A race delivered by DHL using biofueled trucks, but we weren’t the only ones travelling to circuit Zandvoort sustainably, as fans opted to reduce their carbon emissions by cycling to the track.

We discussed the impact of DHL’s biofuel-powered truck fleet, with key personnel within DHL and F1®, finding out how the truck fleet contributes to both parties’ collective sustainability goal of reducing their carbon footprint. In 2024, we have more than doubled our fleet of biofuel-powered trucks!

In 2023, we proudly launched our new fleet of 18 trucks powered by HVO 100 drop-in fuel, sustainably delivering F1 throughout the European Leg. A very special DHL driver took to the track to test the handling, brakes, and performance - watch to see who was behind the helmet!

As part of our race to a more sustainable future, we called into the pit, making one key change to the truck…biofuel! The change resulted in an 83% reduction in carbon emissions while transporting F1 through the European Leg – the biofuel-powered fleet will expand further in 2024.

Watch the race to Carbon Net Zero come to life!

Diversity

At DHL, we believe in the power of inclusivity and belonging, and that’s why, away from the race on the track, we are striving to make the world of logistics and motorsports a more inclusive place to be.

As part of our race to diversify the sport, we sat down with DHL Ambassador Billy Monger to chat about his inspiring journey in motorsport, career highlights, and the biggest challenges he’s faced along the way. We also discovered the power of ‘Common DNA’ amongst us all!

To inspire the future generation at the Miami Grand Prix, we asked two generations ‘what inspires them about Formula 1’. We heard from a mixture of familiar faces in the industry, workers behind the scenes, and children of DHL employees, who joined us live at the track for an exclusive insight into motorsport!

To celebrate female empowerment, we are shining a light on the incredible women working in the world of F1 through the introduction of our DHL Hot-Seat. We asked our special guests about their jobs, inspirations, secret ingredients to success, and plenty more, as part of our race to diversify the sport!

We invited the future generation to the Miami Grand Prix to learn about the different roles available within the sport, from logistics to presenting. Our special guests met with F1 Analyst Naomi Schiff to hear about her tips and tricks and enjoyed a behind-the-scenes tour in the paddock – fuelling their passion for F1!

At the Dutch Grand Prix, we made some special deliveries that put smiles on the faces of both fans and employees working behind the scenes in Formula 1®. We even put a smile on the face of Formula 1® driver, Daniel Ricciardo!

To connect our passions for Formula 1®, we asked familiar faces in the paddock to tell us what fuels their love for the sport. We also invited fans to answer the question and selected one lucky winner to attend a race live, to fuel their passion further!

Watch the race to diversity come to life!

YOUR RACE BEHIND THE RACE

WIN TICKETS TO A LIVE F1® GRAND PRIX IN 2025

We’re inviting F1® fans across the globe to tell us about their pre-race preparations – any rituals, traditions, and superstitions that surround a Grand Prix weekend. Whether it’s a lucky pair of socks, your special spot on the sofa, delicious snacks, or something a bit more unusual… we want to hear what makes F1 weekends unique to you!

All you have to do is submit your entry by either uploading a video, a photo, or a written response showcasing ‘Your Race Behind The Race’.

Enter now to be in with a chance of winning a pair of grandstand tickets to a live F1® Grand Prix in 2025.

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