Volvo Trucks is the official supplier of trucks to the McLaren Honda Formula 1 team providing essential transport solutions and logistics support for both race team and hospitality operations.
The brand new fleet of 24 state-of-the-art Volvo FH 540hp trucks will comprise of three different specifications, including standard height, extra low, and top of the range, to cater for the ever-changing logistical requirements of the team at grand prix locations all over the globe.
The design of Volvo Trucks’ FH Series is inspired by the racing world and is the first time a heavy goods vehicle has used gearbox technology of this kind, thanks to the new I-Shift Dual Clutch and independent front suspension with rack and pinion steering, which have previously only been available in passenger cars to offer unrivalled drivability in its class.
McLaren Honda will benefit from class-leading transport solutions that offer fuel-efficient, torque-strong performance, responsive engines and comfortable cabs. The trucks boast the latest I-See gradient-reading technology that can save fuel as well as reducing driver fatigue and are fitted with engines that meet the latest Euro-6 emissions standard which will reduce the environmental impact in line with the team’s status as the only Formula 1 operation to be awarded the FIA Institute’s Environmental Award for the Achievement of Excellence.