The world of Formula 1 is not only a thrilling masterpiece of engineering. It is also a mastery of logistics. Moving the entire F1 team to 23 Grand Prix races worldwide is a complex task to manage. Since 2022, this task has been done for the Scuderia Ferrari F1 team by CEVA Logistics. Packaging and transporting the entire team takes 270 tonnes to move. And CEVA is innovative here – shifting away from polluting air freight to primary select ocean and road freight. In 2023, a new solution was proposed by CEVA for the North American leg of races.
After the arrival of equipment to Montreal, Canada, it has been transferred into six 53’ containers for the 3,200 km journey to Austin in Texas. Then, it will move another 3,200 km to Las Vegas in Nevada – all by rail. By using this solution, CEVA (a member of CMA CGM Group) cuts emissions by 90% compared to air and 32% compared to trucking. Trucks are only used for the containers' last leg of the journey – from terminals to the race venues.
Frédéric Vasseur, Team Principal and general Manager of Scuderia Ferrari, says: “Slashing CO2 emissions in the logistical chain of motorsport, and beyond, presents many challenges. This pilot project with CEVA Logistics is very interesting in terms of transport decarbonisation, but we’re not stopping here: we’ll continue to research new sustainable solutions. To achieve climate targets, constant dialogue with partners and experimentation are more important than ever.”