The DB subsidiary is responsible for European-wide logistics for Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport
DB Schenker is the Official Logistics Supplier for Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport and is in charge of logistics for all of the European Grand Prix weekends. As such, it makes sure everything runs smoothly before, during and after the races, ensuring the team’s drivers Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas can go racing every fortnight.
DB Schenker also brings its logistics expertise in assisting Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport with all European tests and promotional events.
Five silver-colored race trucks and a fleet of white Mercedes-Benz ACTROS semitrailers in DB Schenker livery will be transporting the two Mercedes-AMG F1 W08 EQ Power+ racing cars, spare parts, equipment for the workshops, the engineering office and the modules for the motorhome. At the race track,
DB Schenker specialists will also be responsible for setting everything up.
This will include putting together gray and black containers to form the motorhome – a three-story building complete with a rooftop terrace and cooking station to serve as meeting point for VIP guests, drivers, team officials and media. DB Schenker employees are also responsible for all the fixtures and furnishings – everything from cables to tables.
A high level of precision is required to set up the engineering offices: two trailers need to be i positioned right next to each other so that all the complex equipment involved can be installed and connected.
A core team, with more than 30 drivers, technicians and project managers, is responsible for making sure the equipment is delivered to Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport on time at all the European race tracks. Each transport service is planned months in advance, down to the last detail.
This year, DB Schenker will be handling seven European races between May (in Spain) and September (in Italy).