DHL Fastest Pit Stop Award goes to Oracle Red Bull Racing for the sixth time in a row
At the conclusion of the 2023 FIA Formula One World Championship, during the Formula 1® Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2023 in the United Arab Emirates, DHL, the Official Logistics Partner of the series, presented the DHL Fastest Lap Award to Max Verstappen for the second year in a row.
Throughout the 22 race weekends, three-time World Champion Max Verstappen demonstrated remarkable speed on the track, concluding the season with nine fastest laps. Once again, Oracle Red Bull Racing’s exceptional teamwork was evident as they earned their sixth consecutive DHL Fastest Pit Stop Award.
“On behalf of DH, I would like to congratulate Max Verstappen and Oracle Red Bull Racing for their exceptional achievements throughout this season. Formula 1, much like our logistics business, thrives on speed and teamwork. These awards symbolize the shared values between both companies,” stated Arjan Sissing, Head of Global Brand Marketing at DHL Group.
Fastest Lap Award
Indy NXT driver and DHL Ambassador in women’s sports, Jamie Chadwick, had the honour of presenting the DHL Fastest Lap Award to Max Verstappen. Her presence not only highlights her exceptional racing prowess but also underscores DHL’s commitment to DEIB (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging).
“Ferrari and McLaren have run us to the wire many times, but the crew has been unbelievable, they have motivated themselves, they rebuild themselves again and again. To win 6 in a row is an extraordinary achievement,” noted Jonathan Wheatly, Sporting Director, Oracle Red Bull Racing.
Official Logistics Partner
As the Official Logistics Partner of Formula 1, DHL uses its global logistics network to transport cars, engines, fuel, broadcasting equipment, and marketing and hospitality materials. This season, DHL travelled over 150,000km transporting up to 1,400 tons per race. This season also marked a milestone in green logistics with the introduction of 18 new biofuel-powered trucks for the European Leg of the series.
“I want to express my gratitude to DHL for their dedication and support throughout the season as we conclude another phenomenal year for Formula 1. DHL, as always, played a pivotal role in delivering these events and displayed unwavering commitment in delivering new and returning events, while ensuring sustainability in every aspect of the process,” observed Jonny Haworth, Director of Commercial Partnerships, Formula 1.