Mammoet has announced an extension of its partnership with the Formula 1 Heineken Dutch Grand Prix for an additional two years. The company will continue to supply a range of mobile cranes for the race weekends of 2023, 2024, and 2025, and will remain on site throughout the event to provide rapid response lifting when needed during practice, qualification, and race day.
The upcoming Dutch Grand Prix is scheduled to take place on August 27th, 2023, and Mammoet’s cranes will be an integral part of the race operations. Mammoet previously provided cranes for the 2021 and 2022 events, during which Max Verstappen thrilled his home crowd by winning the race. Although Mammoet had already planned to provide cranes for the 2023 race, the partnership extension ensures their continued involvement for the next two years.
Norbert Chevalier, Director of Dutch Grand Prix, commented: “We are delighted to have Mammoet continue its support of the Formula 1 Heineken Dutch Grand Prix. As the pinnacle event in motorsports, we are under a great deal of pressure as organizers to secure a safe event that is excellently executed.
In case we have emergencies with cars and drivers, Mammoet supplies us with smart, safe and strong solutions to all our heavy lifting or transport challenges. We trust Mammoet for their engineering expertise and the highest quality and safety standards. That leaves us to focus on delivering an event like no other.”
Paul van Gelder, CEO of Mammoet, commented: “A successful team works as one, using the very latest technology to achieve what was previously thought to be impossible. This is true both on the racetrack, and for our record-breaking heavy lift engineering experts worldwide.
We are proud to have served the Formula 1 Heineken Dutch Grand Prix for the last two years. Our team is looking forward to three more thrilling races, supported by world-class marshaling and recovery services”.
For the 2023 race, Mammoet plans to mobilize a total of six mobile cranes ranging from 100 to 220t in capacity. These cranes will be strategically positioned around the track to ensure the fastest possible recovery speed and outreach.
The initial partnership agreement was first announced in 2020 but was postponed until 2021 due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Prior to the race, Mammoet also provided assistance during the construction of turns three and 14 at the CM.com Circuit Zandvoort.