In motorsports like F1, logistics carries great importance. F1 teams need vast logistical effort. On average, ever Formula 1 team travel thousands of miles a year between races and test sessions. People and equipment has to be moved from place to place. And this is not that easy.
Hotel accommodation has to be planned and pre-booked. A F1 team can
need up to 100 rooms. Place has to found for pit garage equipment.
Paddock corporate hospitality units have also to be put in place.
Engineers make proper set up for the secure data links which connect
the team to its base, enabling telemetry and other data to be sent
directly back. This enables engineers to study potential problems, even
when the race is on.
Transportation within Europe
In the European F1 rounds, the equipment is transported in the liveried
articulated lorries. Cars, spare parts, tools; all equipment needed is
loaded in these lorries. Usually the teams transport three cars, one
spare chassis and several spare engines as well as a full kit of other
spare parts. Liability of bringing in tyres, fuel and certain other
equipment lies of local contractors and technical parts.
Transportation outside Europe
For venues outside Europe, the equipment is transferred on transport
planes. For the purpose, the teams use their own cargo planes. These
planes which are chartered by Formula One Management (FOM) fly from
London and Munich. If there are successive races in two places, more
components need to be transported. This means that the logistics part
increases when the race is held outside Europe which is the home
continent for most teams.
Logistics plays an important part in Formula One racing events. F1 teams require huge logistical support which includes hospitality arrangements, setting up of data links and transportation of equipment.