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Rolex and Motor Sports

Rolex and Motor Sports

World of Rolex

Rolex's history of close ties with motor racing and speed reaches back to the 1930s. Driven by a passion for performance and precision, Rolex partners the leading motor sports series, Formula 1®, as well as other iconic endurance and classic events steeped in tradition.

Formula 1

A Global Partnership with Formula 1®

Rolex and motor sports

In early 2013, Rolex became a Global Partner and Official Timepiece of Formula 1, the pinnacle of motor sports. Like Rolex, Formula 1 is present the world over, with 21 races organized in 21 countries across five continents...

Formula 1 Partnership

Formula 1 Grand Prix de Monaco

Rolex and motor sports

FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX DE MONACO is considered one of the greatest races and ultimate jewel in the Formula 1® crown. It requires a combination of precision driving and technical excellence and has been a regular fixture since 1955. Winning in Monaco places a driver’s name on a list that includes many all-time racing greats. Among them Rolex Testimonee Sir Jackie Stewart, three-time FIA Formula One Drivers’ World Champion and three-time winner of the 260,286-km Monte-Carlo street circuit.

Formula 1 Grand Prix de Monaco

Cosmograph Daytona

The Oyster Perpetual

The Cosmograph Daytona, introduced in 1963, was designed to meet the demands of professional racing drivers. With its highly reliable chronograph and bezel with tachymetric scale, it allows drivers to perfectly measure average speeds up to 400 kilometres or miles per hour, as they choose. An icon eternally joined in name and function the high-performance world of motor sport.

Sir Jackie Stewart

Rolex and motor sports

Sir Jackie Stewart’s racing career began in 1964 at Goodwood. The young Scotsman, testing an F3 Cooper for the very first time, beat the then leading Formula 1® driver. He went on to achieve 27 wins in 99 starts and three FIA Formula One World Championship™ titles.

The year 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of his partnership with Rolex as the brand’s first Testimonee in motor racing. Possibly his greatest victory came from almost single-handedly revolutionizing motor-sport safety. So, although Sir Jackie may have retired from racing, his legendary impact on the sport remains as profound as ever.

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Rolex & Sir Jackie Stewart: 50th anniversary

Nico Rosberg

Rolex and motor sports

Nico Rosberg claimed 23 Grands Prix™ wins and 30 pole positions during his 11-year career racing in Formula 1®. The son of 1982 Formula One World Champion™ Keke Rosberg, the young Rosberg was introduced to motor racing very early on and started karting at just six years of age. In 2016, at the age of 30, he realized his childhood dream of winning the FIA Formula One World Championship™. The German-Finnish champion retired from active racing just days later, choosing to spend his time as an ambassador for the Formula 1® community.

Nico Rosberg and Rolex

Mark Webber

Rolex and motor sports

Australian racing driver Mark Webber has reached the pinnacle of motor sport succeeding in both Formula 1® and endurance racing, winning the FIA World Endurance Championship and finishing second at the most prestigious endurance race, the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2015. Webber’s most memorable F1® Grand Prix wins came around the streets of Monaco, where he won twice at what is known as the ultimate racing drivers’ circuit. His career is one of a truly multi-talented driver, making him a natural Rolex Testimonee.

Mark Webber and Rolex

FIA World Endurance Championship

Rolex and motor sports

The FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) tests drivers and machines to their limits during high-speed endurance races held around the world every year. The year 2018−2019 marks the first-ever World Endurance Championship “Super Season” with eight races across four continents, as it transitions to a new format, concluding with the 24 Hours of Le Mans. This exciting series attracts the top drivers and is backed by innovative motor-racing technology from world-leading manufacturers. Rolex is Official Timepiece of the WEC, organized by the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO) and sanctioned by the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA).

Rolex FIA World Endurance Championship

The 24 Hours
of Le Mans

Rolex and motor sports

Engines roar and roads blur beneath. Jaws tighten. Then relax. Concentration remains in overdrive. Strapped in by a seat belt, but there by courage. Daylight fades and night shocks the senses. All the while, the heart is resolute. Endure.

Tom Kristensen on the 24 Hours of Le Mans

TOM KRISTENSEN

Rolex and motor sports

With a record of nine 24 Hours of Le Mans and six 12 Hours of Sebring victories, Tom Kristensen is the dominant force in endurance racing. The harder the track, the greater his will to conquer it.

Tom Kristensen

ROLEX 24 AT DAYTONA®

Rolex and motor sports

With a simple drop of the green flag, anticipation gives way to intense action. For a demanding 24 straight hours, drivers must endure competition from all walks of racing, unforgiving curves and a track only 20% illuminated at night. If for any second, endurance gives way to mental and physical exhaustion, the chance to triumph slips away as fast as a speeding opponent. Drivers who remain resolute and confident in the face of danger, however, will go further than they ever have before.

Rolex 24 at Daytona

Goodwood Revival

Rolex and motor sports

The Goodwood Revival is the most acclaimed historic race meeting in the world. It is a meticulous re-creation of motor racing's most exhilarating period, where top drivers from around the globe compete in settings painstakingly true to the era. Here, the fast cars and flying machines of the time take you on a breathtaking journey back to the heady days that inspired the modern generation of motor-sport.

Rolex & Goodwood Revival meeting
Goodwood Revival

Monterey Classic Car Week

Rolex and motor sports

Rolex has been involved since 1997 in the annual Monterey Classic Car Week, when California’s Monterey peninsula becomes the hub of vintage automobile excellence. The highlight is the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, a celebration of automotive beauty and precise restoration.

At the Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance Presented by Rolex, concours cars display their beauty in motion. The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion offers four days of historic-car racing, while The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering is the week’s exclusive garden party.

Monterey Classic Car Week

Bloodhound SSC

Rolex and motor sports

The BLOODHOUND Project is preparing to break the World Land Speed Record with a jet and rocket-powered supersonic car capable of achieving the astonishing speed of 1,000 mph (1,609 km/h). Actively supported by Rolex, this high-technology project is driven by an educational challenge: to stimulate interest in science and engineering around the globe, in the same manner as space exploration and other technological feats inspired a whole new generation of scientists and technicians.

Bloodhound SSC