F1 and DHL extend 20-year partnership with new multi-year deal

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Formula 1 and DHL have inked a multi-year contract extension, solidifying their long-standing partnership and DHL's position as F1's longest-serving partner after two decades.

This extended commitment reflects the unparalleled growth F1 has witnessed in recent years, with DHL continuing its crucial role as the Official Logistics Partner responsible for the smooth delivery of Grand Prix events worldwide.

Sustainability is at the forefront of the renewed partnership, which aligns with F1's ambitious goal of achieving Net Zero emissions by 2030.

Through close collaboration with F1's logistics specialists, DHL has played a key role in identifying innovative solutions to minimize the environmental impact of F1 operations. This collaboration will continue in the coming years, pushing for further reductions in logistics-related carbon emissions.

Significant strides have already been made, with the 2023 season serving as a testament to the effectiveness of their efforts.

The use of biofuel-powered trucks during European races resulted in an average reduction of logistics emissions by 83%. This initiative shows no signs of slowing down, with the biofuel-powered truck fleet more than doubling in size to 37 trucks for the upcoming season.

Additionally, DHL has transitioned to fuel-efficient Boeing 777 aircraft, achieving a 17% reduction in carbon emissions compared to traditional planes.

Later in the 2024 European season, DHL plans to introduce an eco-friendly upgrade to its paddock motorhome.

This new unit will be equipped with solar panels, charging stations, and recycling facilities, further reducing its environmental footprint.
The commitment to sustainability extends even to transportation, as this upgraded motorhome will be transported using a biofuel-powered truck.

“As our longest-standing partner, DHL have become such a crucial part of the delivery of our events,” said F1 director of commercial partnerships Jonny Haworth.

“So we’re delighted to continue that successful collaboration for many more years. Our partnership has seen the sport transform and grow, and DHL have been hugely supportive in our transition to become a more sustainable sport.

“This will continue to be key as we move towards 2030 and as sustainable logistics continue to develop, I look forward to seeing the positive innovations that come next.”

DHL’s head of global brand marketing Arjan Sissing added: “In addition to renewing our partnership, we are proud to be the sport’s longest-standing global partner, marking DHL's 20th anniversary as the official logistics partner of F1, delivering the race between the races.

“Both companies share a strong commitment to sustainability goals and as a pioneer in green logistics, and we are delighted to maintain our collaboration with F1 to achieve these objectives together.”

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