McLaren announces a technological partnership with Petrobras

By Shantanu Srivastav | February 21, 2018

McLaren has confirmed a long-term technology partnership with Brazilian fuel and lubricant company Petrobras.

McLaren will continue to use BP and Castrol this season as the new deal will see McLaren using Petrobras fuels and lubricants from 2019, while there will also be branding on the MCL33

McLaren executive director Zak Brown said: “Brazil’s passion for Formula 1 is legendary and the country has produced some of the most iconic names in Formula 1 history.

“We are delighted to deepen our relationship with Brazilian F1 fans through our partnership with Petrobras, a flagship brand for the nation. Petrobras is an ambitious organization and we look forward to McLaren being an accelerator and enhancer in their brand-building efforts.”

McLaren racing director Eric Boullier said: “The effective development of the fuels and lubricants we race is a mission-critical contribution to our primary objective of success in Formula 1. Petrobras is already highly experienced and successful in Formula 1 and we are extremely impressed by the resources and specialists at their disposal.

“The CENPES research and development facility in Rio is world-class and has quickly demonstrated to McLaren, and our engine partner Renault, its capability to deliver the best. We look forward to a long and highly successful partnership with Petrobras.”