It is no coincidence that F1 is dubbed the most attractive race car in the world. In addition to a long history, F1 also shows people the level of the terrible money used to invest in the tournament every year. This is evident in the racing cars upgraded each year with a series of new technologies.
However, the preparation is still something that many people do not know. Logistics F1 is an extremely complex and costly component no less than its surface. In particular, the transportation of F1 racing cars takes place in all 3 forms: air, ship and road.
Transporting by road
For races held inside Europe, teams can use container trucks to carry their equipment. Important parts such as chassis, spoiler, tires, computer go ahead and usually right after the race is over. The rest is transferred later. All are transported to the container truck and transferred to the next lap. There will be about 3 drivers in the car to help the car run non-stop to save time.
However, things started to get more complicated with the races taking place outside of Europe. This is the time when they need planes and ships. Similar to the European stages, equipment and materials are divided into important and non-important parts.
Shipping by sea
This is the best way to transport bulky equipment and not too important in a race. Non-essential parts such as jacks, tools, office buildings, kitchens, etc are classified in at least 5 different kits and transported by ship. The quantity of each kit is calculated to arrive before the next race.
For example, in the schedule in Asia with Singapore and Japan, 2 separate kits will be sent to Singapore and Japan. The Singapore kit after being used will be shipped to Brazil while the kit in Japan is being kept and will then be used in Abu Dhabi.
Shipping by air
For the more important parts will be delivered by air (hired by the management in cooperation with the parcel carrier DHL)
Air-conditioned batches of machines will leave the factory to reach the racetrack on Friday, exactly one week before the first two test runs. When DHL brings the parts, they will continue to take responsibility for assembling them into the garage of each team.