Hertz, the official transport provider for The
Championships, Wimbledon (25 June - 8 July 2012), will be giving
fans access to the world’s leading tennis stars through exclusive
daily interviews during the tournament.
Every day one player or official will be
interviewed as part of the new “Driving The Championships” video
series with Hertz and The All England Lawn Tennis Club’s Live @
The interviews will be filmed in Hertz
cars as the players make their way to The Championships.
Michel Taride, President, Hertz International,
and Executive Vice President, Hertz Corporation, said: “It has
always been a great honor to support The Championships by
transporting players and officials to and from the world’s
greatest tennis event. For the first time ever their journeys to
The Championships will be recorded - providing fans with an
exclusive insight into players’ thoughts, expectations and
ambitions for the tournament - as we celebrate 18 years as the
official transport provider.”
Tennis stars from both the ladies’ and
gentlemen’s draws will all be transported in Hertz vehicles while
competing in the premier lawn tennis tournament on the
professional circuit. The “Driving The Championships” video
diaries will be filmed in a Ford Galaxy Zetec brought in by Hertz
specifically for the purpose.
Hertz is the official transport supplier for
Wimbledon for the 18th year in a row. Over the two weeks of the
world-renowned tournament, Hertz is providing rides to tennis
stars, coaches and officials in livery featuring the strap-line
“Driving The Championships”.
A fleet of 164 Ford vehicles, made up of the
Galaxy and SMax, as well as two coaches and luggage vans, will be
used to transport more than 32,000 passengers. A team of 296 drivers and 40 supervisors will be
operating the Hertz fleet which in 2011 completed 17,000 journeys,
carrying more than 32,000 passengers and covering just under
During the first four days of The Championships,
Hertz will carry out more than 1,000 journeys per day.
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