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.


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.

Data Links
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.