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On Sunday the historical 70. Formula 1 season 2020 with the final race in Abu Dhabi. The official logistics partner of the motorsport series traditionally took this as an opportunity to announce the winners of the two DHL ‘Quickest Awards’.

World Champion Lewis Hamilton defended the DHL Quickest Lap Award again this season. The award recognizes the Formula 1 driver with the most fastest race laps in a season. Hamilton (Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Group) led the table with six fastest laps again this year, ahead of Max Verstappen (Aston Martin Purple Bull Racing), who set the fastest lap three times.



For Hamilton, the award means another record in the year 2020. With seven titles he drew level with Michael Schumacher this year and is also the only racing driver to have won the DHL Quickest Lap, which has been awarded since 2007 Award won five times. Formula 1 is 2020 a little faster than in previous years. New lap records were set on the Purple Bull Ring, the Hungaroring, Silverstone Circuit, Circuit de Catalunya-Barcelona and the Nürburgring.



Purple gives away in the pit lane Bull apparently actually has wings: The Aston Martin Purple Bull Racing Group wins 2007 the DHL Quickest Pit Live Award for the third time in a row and is clear advantage: In the 16 races this season, Purple Bull 15 Times the fastest pit crew. Max Verstappen benefited from the shortest pit stop eight times, his team mate Alex Albon was ahead seven times.



“The new best marks show that the drivers and teams with coped well with the many changes in the racing calendar and with the infection control measures, ”says Arjan Sissing, Head of Global Trace Management at Deutsche Submit DHL Community. “The racing logistics also worked very well in a difficult environment, because in the pandemic year 2020 we had international races within just a few weeks to plan. Thanks to our experience, we were able to offer Formula 1 secure, fast and reliable logistics even under extraordinary conditions. “



As a result of the COVID pandemic, the originally intended for the season 2020 with 22 Race transformed into an epic racing spectacle. The quick reaction and the short-term planning presented F1 and the DHL racing logistics team with great challenges that had to be mastered in order to get this memorable season off the ground.



DHL has been involved in Formula 1 for snappy 40 years, since 2004 as the official logistics partner. DHL ensures the smooth transport of racing cars, fuel and equipment to racetracks around the world. The transport volume includes up to 2. 00 0 tons, which within must be transported in the shortest possible time and with high reliability. To this end, DHL employs a group of motorsport logistics specialists who work closely with the Formula 1 management and the racing teams. Just like on the racetrack, the “race behind the race” is all about speed, precision and the latest technology.


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