McLaren-Honda today announces Volvo Trucks as an official supplier of trucks and haulage to its Formula 1 team.

The partnership will see McLaren-Honda take delivery of a brand new fleet of 24 state-of-the-art Volvo FH Series trucks for the duration of the four-year agreement. They will provide essential transport solutions and logistics support for both race team and hospitality operations.

The 24 Volvo FH 13-litre, 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 Europe.

The technology used on the exclusive flagship truck is inspired by the racing world, and is the first time that a heavy goods vehicle has used its celebrated I-Shift automated gearbox matched to the new Dual Clutch, offering unrivalled driveability in its class. The vehicle also features independent suspension using rack and pinion steering – features which have previously only been available in passenger cars.

McLaren-Honda will benefit from transport solutions that offer fuel-efficient, torque-strong performance, responsive engines and comfortable cabs. The Volvo FH Series boasts the latest I-See gradient technology that can save fuel, and engines that meet the Euro-6 emissions standard, therefore reducing 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.

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