F1 racing – behind Lightning McQueen is the battle of Guido (Part 1)

When F1 wheels are about to roll on the track, the battle of logistics team begins with hundreds of tons. equipment, 20 races on 5 continents in 9 months.

Team employees will transport hundreds of tons of equipment from 10 teams to more than 20 races taking place on five continents within nine months. Behind the riders is a huge logistics team and a huge number of equipment that not many F1 fans know well.

The F1 super cars are transported by air. 50 tons of equipment, 40 sets of tires, 2,500 liters of gasoline. The peak period of the season has 3 consecutive races in just 1 month. Typically, each racing team needs to bring 50 tons of equipment. There are 3 modes of transportation used: road, air and sea.

Once the season’s schedule is set, teams will choose to pack the heaviest and least important equipment first. They will arrange about 3 identical kits into 3 containers and then move. Few important things, why use a whole container?

This contributes to the optimal transfer time for the whole season. One box will be delivered to the first stage venue (Australia). At the same time, one case came to the second.

These containers usually arrive and are gathered at the racetrack several weeks in advance. If transferred by sea, this journey takes from 10 to 20 days depending on the distance. When the technicians arrived, they had ready to work.

When the first race is finished, the teams just go straight to the second stage and start preparing. At the same time, the furniture for the first stage was packed and moved to the fourth stage, while the second and third stage items were ready at the competition point. Continuing, the second stage, the furniture was packed to stage five. It was strictly followed until the end of the tournament.

Racing teams prepare to pack up when the race is not over. This scene is as spectacular as the Hollyhood film schools. The transport war of the F1 racing teams.

Racing cars are probably the “items” most interested in furniture. But there are dozens of tons of other equipment that needs to be packed and shipped as well. Each team must bring enough tools to assemble the vehicle, for example 40 sets of tires, 2,500 liters of gasoline, 200 liters of lubricant, 90 liters of coolant. In addition, they also have technical tools and machines count, then food for the whole team, cooking utensils, etc.