In 2017, McLaren will have to face the challenge of start working with a new supplier of fuel and lubricants that allow to squeeze the propellant Honda to the limit of their potential. All indications are that it will be BP who takes over that role, but as long as this is confirmed, Red Bull has already made it official that up to now a partner of McLaren, ExxonMobil, will replace TOTAL, a firm closely tied to Renault, a brand that supplies engines to Red Bull under the name of TAG Heuer.
in this regard, Christian Horner has commented that “Mobil 1 and Red Bull Racing are two global brands that share a passion for racing, performance and innovation. Mobil 1 has been an emblematic brand in Formula 1 for more than 30 years and our new partnership provides us with a unique opportunity to take advantage of the world class experience of ExxonMobil. In addition to welcome ExxonMobil to the home of Red Bull Racing, I want to thank the technical team of TOTAL, which has made a valuable contribution to our success in Formula 1 during our partnership”.
For his part, Matt Bergeron, Vice-President of Marketing for ExxonMobil, said that “Red Bull Racing provides a dynamic platform in which to showcase our technology of lubricants and fuel of world-class. We are excited about the prospect of building a relations with the excellent young pilots of Red Bull that have been established as pilots competitive that help us to showcase our brands to the generation of consumers”.