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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, iconic endurance and classic events steeped in tradition.

Formula 1
Formula 1 Partnership

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 20 races organized in 20 countries across five continents…

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.

Rolex and F1 driver Jackie Stewart

Sir Jackie Stewart

Rolex and motor sports

Goodwood 1964. Team bosses are amazed as a young Scot, testing an F3 Cooper for the very first time, beats lap time after lap time set by a leading Formula 1 driver. So begins the career of John Young “Jackie” Stewart. A career that brings 27 wins in 99 starts and three FIA Formula One World Drivers Championships. In addition he's been a marksman, a team owner and a campaigner for dyslexia awareness. But possibly his greatest victory came from almost single-handedly revolutionising motor-sport safety. So, although Sir Jackie himself may have retired from racing, the mark he's left remains as visible as ever.

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
Rolex FIA World Endurance Championship

FIA World Endurance Championship

Rolex and motor sports

The FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) tests drivers and machines to their limits during nine high-speed endurance races held around the world every year, including events that have marked the history of motor sport, such as the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the 12 Hours of Sebring - both supported by Rolex. 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 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.

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.


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
Rolex at Daytona International Speedway

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.

Goodwood Revival
Monterey Classic Car Week

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.

Bloodhound SSC

Rolex and motor sports

The BLOODHOUND Project is preparing to break the World Land Speed Record in 2016 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