MAN Supports 2014 Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix
MAN Truck takes F1 drivers on a parade lap around the track before the race on Sunday
MAN Truck & Bus Middle East was in the spotlight on the main racing day of the 2014 Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix held on Sunday 6th April by supporting the teams on and off the race track with its state-of-the-art and innovative truck portfolio.
Prior to the official start for the night race on Sunday, all the F1 drivers were taken on a parade lap around the track on an open trailer platform for the traditional greeting of the crowds. An MAN TGS 19.400 4x2 Long Haul Tractor unit was used to tow the trailer around the entire circuit.
The organisers needed a stylish and reliable truck to tow the trailer with the drivers around the circuit. They were impressed with the ease that the MAN TGS tractor unit had in hitching up to the trailer using the air suspension and the convenience of the Tipmatic gearbox, which ensured a smoothride for the drivers.
MAN trucks were also used by DHL who are the Official Logistics partner for Formula 1 to transport all the cars and equipment from the Bahrain International Airport to the Bahrain International Circuit and back.
According to Simon Keen, General Manager of AMA Motors the sole Distributor of MAN Truck & Bus products in Bahrain, “Considering the prominence and global audience watching the race, the organisers decided that MAN was best equipped to support the opening day parade. In addition to this, MAN trucks also ensured the safe transportation of all the race cars to the circuit and back to the Bahrain airport concluding a successful end-to-end support initiative for the logistical needs of Formula 1 in Bahrain.”