With races sometimes a week apart, logistics teams need to be as well-oiled as the cars to keep things moving. A single piece of equipment can be the difference in a race, with winning and losing sometimes coming down to milliseconds on the final lap.

This is why there are often five or six sets of duplicate equipment moving at the same time. Teams need guarantees that their equipment will be there for the events. But with all the high-speed chaos of transporting Formula 1 around the world, how are all the goods moved through customs? Find out in this article.

Formula One Raceway Tires in Teal

From Automated to Manual 

The new procedure instated by the French Customs Authority unfortunately no longer allows digital processing of T documents. The Customs Authority launched a new system called Delta T in which all T documents need to be created manually. The processing of T documents by customs agents is now also manual and is done by stamping documents. 

French Road Signage
  1. Transit, both internal and external
  2. Storage in free zones and customs warehouses
  3. Specific use: temporary admission and end-use
  4. Processing, both inward and outward

This blog handles the first of the four special procedures: Transit.

Blurred transit lines