How to drive in Formula One (race truck)

George Barrow
May 1, 2020

Ever dreamed of being a racing driver? Well, Volvo Used Truck Centres are offering you a chance, of sorts.

A fleet of 24 Volvo FH 4x2 tractor units previously run by the McLaren Racing Formula One team is up for sale. The 18-plate trucks have been working as part of the F1 circus for the Woking-based team, transporting the team’s racing cars and equipment as part of the European rounds of the championship.

The metallic silver trucks will each come with an official certificate of authenticity as well as a wealth of McLaren Racing merchandise including a cap signed by McLaren drivers Carlos Sainz and Lando Norris.

As for the trucks themselves, they get an exclusive McLaren Racing badge in the cab and have been specified with Volvo’s D13K engine producing 540hp and 2,600Nm of torque. The left-hand-drive units are also equipped with an I-Shift transmission and have I-See predictive cruise control. There’s a choice of two different chassis heights with X-Low or Medium and the trucks have a range of mileages on the clock from 30,000km to 60,000km.

Carl White, national sales and brand manager at Volvo Used Trucks, said: “These are very special vehicles and we’re expecting a lot of interest from owner-drivers and fleets doing mostly continental work. So far as specifications go, they’ve got pretty much every option on them factory fitted, including refrigerators, microwaves and luxury leather interiors. What’s more, they have been maintained in showroom condition by McLaren Racing, and with all servicing work carried out within the Volvo Trucks dealer network.”

The trucks are available through Volvo’s 14 Used Truck Centres and are backed up by Volvo’s Selected warranty which includes 24-months driveline cover that can be extended to 36-months of European back-up.

About the Author


George Barrow

George Barrow has been writing about nearly anything with wheels for the past 15 years, starting off his career in the car industry and ending up in commercial vehicles via a brief detour to cover technology, science and start-ups. Often found behind the wheel of a new product, his real interest lies in the business side of the automotive industry. George is the UK jury member of the International Van of the Year and International Pick-Up Award.

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