The Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team today confirmed a new four-year logistics partnership with German-based global transportation and logistics provider, DB Schenker.
From the 2015 season onwards, DB Schenker will provide logistics services for all European Grands Prix, tests and promotional events, including the transportation of the team’s F1 W06 Hybrid racing cars, garage equipment and motorhome.
Earlier this month, DB Schenker took delivery of their new team fleet from the Mercedes-Benz truck production plant in Wörth, Germany, including the five brilliant silver Mercedes-Benz Actros 1845 LS tractor units with Giga Space Cab that will transport the Silver Arrows race cars.
The vehicles feature a wealth of comfort and safety equipment such as auxiliary air conditioning, the ‘Economy Package’ and also the extensive ‘Top Safety Package’. This safety package includes the emergency braking system Active Brake Assist 3, a lane departure warning system, Stability Control Assist, Proximity Control Assist with stop-and-go function plus further safety systems.
Exceptionally low fuel consumption and maximum vehicle economy are assured by the Predictive Powertrain Control which, thanks to the linking of GPS data, the cruise control and the automated Mercedes PowerShift transmission, is able to detect the topography ahead and thus operate at optimum fuel consumption.