PETRONAS’ fluid technology solutions powers Mercedes AMG at F1

Petronas fluid technology solution powers the Mercedes AMG
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UAE, 29 December 2021: The Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Formula One™ (F1) Team has carved a new milestone in the history of motorsports by winning its 8th consecutive FIA Formula One™ World Constructors’ Championship.

Powered by PETRONAS’ Fluid Technology SolutionsTM, the Silver Arrows holds a 100% winning record in the turbo hybrid era, having secured all eight World Constructors’ Championship titles since 2014.

As Title and Technical Partner, PETRONAS co-engineers its Fluid Technology Solutions™ together with the Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Formula One™ Team and the Mercedes-AMG High Performance Powertrains (HPP) to ensure that the fluid formulations are tailormade for the Mercedes power unit. This gives the team the best possible performance, reliability and efficiency – especially in such a close title fight this season – contributes to finding the marginal gains that give the team an edge on track.

PETRONAS Lubricants International (PLI)’s Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Giuseppe D’ Ariggo said, “The Fluid Technology Solutions™ that powered the F1 team on this victory streak is developed at the PETRONAS Global Research and Technology Centre in Italy by a team of engineers, chemists and experts from PLI and Mercedes-AMG who strive to deliver lubricants, oils and fluids that keep the core parts of the F1 cars working optimally.”

With proven success on the track, the same expertise has been used to optimise the PETRONAS Syntium range of lubricants and has led to the development of the PETRONAS Syntium with CoolTech™ technology for the everyday vehicle, which offers customers better performance and greater efficiency through the following:

Outstanding thermal management

Most internal combustion engines (ICE) only convert around 35% of fuel into power and the remaining energy will dissipate as heat. Not only will this damage a car’s engine, but wasting energy in this way is unsustainable for our planet. However, the PETRONAS Syntium with CoolTech™ technology enables better management of the engine’s temperature and protects vital components of the car.

Greater efficiency for a more sustainable motoring

PETRONAS Syntium with CoolTech™ technology delivers up to 3% better fuel economy and fewer emissions* – for cleaner, more cost-effective and efficient mobility, even when the oil is aged – by lubricating moving parts to protect and reduce wear, and removing heat generated by friction and combustion.

A lifetime of efficient performance

PETRONAS Syntium with CoolTech™ technology offers outstanding protection against oxidation causing oil thickening – 68% better than the industry standard* – to maintain stable performance for the entire drain interval and maximise efficiency of the engine.

Enhanced engine protection for less maintenance costs

With its superior ability to withstand engine damaging heat, PETRONAS Syntium with CoolTech™ technology is 37.8% better at protecting critical parts against wear*, for longer engine life and lower maintenance costs.