Mercedes AMG Petronas driver Lewis Hamilton wins DHL Fastest Lap Award 2014
- DHL honors consistent high performance and speed with prestigious award
- A season to celebrate for the Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One™ Team: FIA Formula One™ Drivers' World Championship, FIA Formula One™ Constructors' World Championship, DHL Fastest Lap Award
Ken Allen, CEO, DHL Express (left) and Arjan Sissing, SVP, Corporate Brand Marketing, Deutsche Post DHL (right) hand the trophy to Lewis Hamilton before the 2014 FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX.
DHL, the Official Logistics Partner of Formula 1®, recognized Lewis Hamilton as the winner of this year's DHL Fastest Lap Award at a special ceremony during the 2014 FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX on November 23. Hamilton, FIA Formula One™ Drivers' World Champion of this year and 2008, won the award a nose ahead of Nico Rosberg, who scored 5 fastest laps this season. In total, Hamilton has amassed 7 fastest laps during this year's championship.
"I am very proud to receive the DHL Fastest Lap Award after such a successful season for the whole of our Mercedes-Benz team. We have enjoyed an amazing season with our incredible Silver Arrows car and have broken some records on the way, too. We don't get any extra points for fastest laps - but it's always a proud moment when you see that you set the fastest time. I'm very proud to accept this fastest lap trophy - but hope that it's just the first big trophy I will get my hands on today…" laughed Lewis Hamilton on receiving the award.
A new standard of speed
This is the first time that Hamilton and the Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One™ Team have won the Award. The DHL Fastest Lap 2014 Award was handed over by Ken Allen, Chief Executive Officer DHL Express, at a special handover ceremony. "We are very proud to hand over the DHL Fastest Lap Award to Lewis Hamilton for the very first time. The fastest lap in a race is a special challenge and a result of speed, dedication, teamwork and experience. All these characteristics are very important to us as well", said Ken Allen.
Hamilton joins Kimi Räikkönen, Fernando Alonso, Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel, who secured the trophy in previous years. Since 2007, the DHL Fastest Lap Award defines a new standard of speed, honoring the driver with the greatest number of fastest race laps during a FIA Formula One World Championship™ season. Hamilton was the fastest driver on the circuits in Malaysia, UK, Germany, Italy, Singapore, Japan, Brazil and Abu Dhabi. He was followed in the ranking by his team colleague Nico Rosberg, who set the fastest lap during 5 Grands Prix of this season. The Mercedes team has every reason to celebrate.
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