It’s a long tradition that F1 drivers sport luxury super clone watches when roaming the pitlane. Some even venture out on the track with their trusty timepieces. Jack Heuer and racing driver Jo Siffert made advertising Heuer fake watches a lucrative concept in the sport during the ’60s. Soon enough, Heuer branding was present on many drivers’ racing overalls. Heuer was prominently displayed in the 1971 racing docu-drama Le Mans, starring Steve McQueen. The official timekeeper of Formula 1 is now 1:1 replica Rolex UK, but The Crown was not the first brand to have the honor.
Heuer established the process for officiating timekeeping in the ’70s. Longines then took over in the ’80s, followed by the rebranded TAG Heuer in the ’90s. Hublot took the reigns in the 2000s before perfect fake Rolex took its rightful place as F1’s official timekeeper since the 2013 season.
Swiss made replica Rolex does not sponsor a particular team or active driver on the grid. However, many retired legends of the sport, such as Sir Jackie Stewart and Jenson Button, serve as Rolex Testimonees. As an official timekeeper, high quality fake Rolex has a set of responsibilities similar to Omega’s at the Olympics. The timing equipment must be maintained and cross-examined to ensure consistency and accuracy. The most recent race weekend I can recall where the timing equipment failed was the 2009 Hungarian Grand Prix qualifying session. A broken cable led to a lengthy delay in discovering who would end up in pole position. Fernando Alonso got the fastest lap, but the calamity highlighted the importance of reliable timing equipment.
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The list below is in order of each team’s 2023 Constructors’ Championship standings. The list also features the team name (specifically, the name of the chassis) per the FIA 2024 F1 team entry list. I don’t have a particular team allegiance; I just enjoy good racing. But I will divulge my opinion on whether each copy watch brand aligns with its respective F1 team.