Business: DHL extends partnership with Formula One

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Just a few days ahead of the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix, Formula One has announced a multi-year contract extension with its main logistics partner DHL.

Formula 1 and DHL have today agreed a multi-year extension that will see DHL, the world-leading logistics company, maintain their position as the longest-standing Global Partner of F1.

In the past years, Formula One has made huge strides to reach its Net Zero 2030 target, and the sport's logistics partner DHL will continue to identify innovative solutions to operate more sustainably. This continued collaboration will see the logistics related carbon emissions reduced further in the coming years.

In 2023 the use of biofuel-powered trucks during the European leg of the season resulted in an average reduction of logistics related emissions by 83%, and this year the fleet will more than double in size to 37 trucks. DHL has also switched to using more fuel-efficient Boeing 777 planes that reduce carbon emissions by 17% in comparison to traditional aircraft. For select European races on the 2024 calendar, DHL will use a new motorhome that will further reduce carbon emissions. Equipped with solar panels, charging and recycling stations, the motorhome will be launched later in the season and transported using a biofuel-powered truck.

Speaking of the new contract, Director of Commercial Partnerships Jonny Haworth said: “As our longest-standing partner, DHL have become such a crucial part of the delivery of our events, 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.”

Expanding on the new extended partnership, 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 Formula 1, delivering the race between the races. Both companies share a strong commitment to sustainability goals and as a pioneer in green logistics, we are delighted to maintain our collaboration with Formula 1 to achieve these objectives together.”