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ExxonMobil renews McLaren Mercedes partnership

ExxonMobil has renewed its long-standing technology partnership with the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes Formula 1 team. The new multi-year agreement maintains the longest continuous oil company sponsorship with a Grand Prix race team.

As part of the agreement, ExxonMobil will continue providing Vodafone McLaren Mercedes with Mobil 1 lubricant technology, expertise and support to develop next generation lubricants for the race car engine and gearbox, along with greases, hydraulic fluids and specialist race fuel.

In addition, the company will supply a range of specialized lubricant products for use at the McLaren Technology Centre in Woking, England. These products will include high-performance cutting fluids used in the manufacture of race car components, Mobil SHC synthetic grease for the wind tunnel and Mobil Delvac 1 synthetic truck engine oil to help reduce fuel consumption and improve emissions of the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes truck fleet.

“The renewal of the Mobil 1 technology partnership between ExxonMobil and Vodafone McLaren Mercedes represents a commitment to excellence and achievement by two global and like-minded organizations,” said Nigel Searle, vice president, global marketing, ExxonMobil Lubricants and Petroleum Specialties Company. “For the last 16 years, we have helped Vodafone McLaren Mercedes win amidst the extreme conditions of Formula 1 racing and to leverage our learning’s on the track to enhance Mobil 1 fully synthetic oil formulations to help deliver outstanding passenger vehicle engine performance and protection on the road. We view the technology partnership with Vodafone McLaren Mercedes as a high-return investment that helps drive the global growth of our Mobil 1 brand, and we look forward to continuing our successful collaboration.”

ExxonMobil began its relationship with McLaren in 1995, with its Mobil 1 synthetic lubricant brand, developing new lubricants and fuels designed to help improve the race team’s performance, efficiency and reliability. During the course of the partnership, the focus on technical innovation has contributed to McLaren winning four Formula 1 World Championships, along with 65 Grand Prix race victories and 198 podium finishes.

22 February 2011


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