ExxonMobil fuels engineered for McLaren Mercedes deliver maximum power.
In a year when Grand Prix racing teams are increasingly looking to their fuels to deliver a competitive advantage, McLaren Mercedes’ new and unique fuel – developed by ExxonMobil – has been exceeding expectations throughout testing and the early races.
Along with Mobil 1 lubricants, gear oil, greases and hydraulic oils, ExxonMobil has supplied high-performance race fuel and trackside expertise to the McLaren Mercedes race team during the course of their 20-year collaboration.
For 2014, more so perhaps than at any other time in their technical partnership, the partners have worked hand-in-hand to ensure that the new 1.6-litre V6 turbo hybrid power units are as powerful and efficient as possible. With fuel consumption the subject of intense debate now that loads have been restricted to 100kg per race (a decrease of around 35% compared to last year’s average consumption), ExxonMobil’s team of scientists have developed a completely new fuel for the MP4-29 – engineered at molecular level to ensure full conformity with FIA specifications and mitigate for the issue of knock (detonation) common in turbocharged engines.
In preparation for the 2014 season, a team from ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company formulated a brand new fuel that would minimize the risk of engine knock to help extract maximum power from the available fuel.
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