Walkinshaw Andretti United
More than fifty years ago, researchers at Mobil faced a daunting challenge from the U.S. military. As planes returned to their aircraft carriers, cold in-flight temperatures froze the wheel-bearing grease in the landing gear, leading to bearing failure. Mobil devised a way of synthesizing grease that retained its lubricating characteristics over a wider range of temperatures than was possible with mineral based grease.
In 1974, Mobil 1™ synthetic engine oil was born and as recently as 2002 was reformulated to contain the Proprietary Multi-Layer Anti-Wear Technology. Mobil 1 has been at the forefront of automotive lubricants technology for over 30 years. Through its ongoing involvement in motor racing has presented unique opportunities to develop and test products under extreme conditions, the benefits of which can also be seen today in Mobil’s on and off-track products.
Mobil 1 enters its 27th year with the Team, in a year in which the company continues on as a co-naming rights partner across both Walkinshaw Andretti United entries.
Red Bull Racing
Formula One is a sport in which victory requires every element of a team’s performance to blend perfectly – from design, build, testing and racing right down to the kind of fuels and lubricants used to power us towards the podium. As a team partner, official fuel partner, official lubricant partner, and official motor oil partner of the team, ExxonMobil provides Red Bull Racing with leading- edge Mobil1™ lubricants and Synergy Race Fuels. ExxonMobil delivers engineering support to develop next-generation lubricants designed to improve race car engine and gearbox performance.
The ExxonMobil and Red Bull Racing partnership extends the Mobil1™synthetic lubricant brand’s successful four-decade involvement in Grand Prix racing. Mobil1™ has lubricated more than 100 Grand Prix-winning cars and has won six Formula One world drivers’ championships and five Formula One world constructors’ championships since entering the sport in 1978.