Mobil 1 sponsored motorsports teams blaze ahead with hat trick victories around the world
• Partners in performance, Porsche and Mobil 1 got their first-place win in 24 hours of racing in Le Mans, ensuring a third successive Le Mans victory.
• In Formula One™, Daniel Riccardo brings home the first win of the season under the new ExxonMobil and Red Bull Racing technology partnership.
• In the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup, Kevin Harvick for Stewart-Haas Racing secured another first win of the season for Mobil 1™ at the technically challenging Sonoma Raceway track.
Singapore, 17th July 2017 – The month of June proved to be one full of celebrations with Mobil 1 sponsored motorsports teams bringing home three major racing wins around the world. Helping drivers deliver performance beyond expectations, the victories demonstrate why Mobil 1 has long been and continues to be the lubricant of choice for top racing teams around the globe.
Towards the end of June, Formula One fans were treated to a dramatic and incident-packed race at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, where Red Bull Racing’s Daniel Ricciardo emerged at the front of the pack in a race that included three safety-car periods and a red-flag race stoppage. Azerbaijan was the 121st win in Formula One for Mobil 1 and Esso and the first win since Mobil 1 and Esso became Red Bull Racing’s team partner for lubricants and race fuel.
Earlier in 2017, it was announced that ExxonMobil would be the official fuel, lubricant and motor oil partner to Red Bull Racing in 2017, providing the team with leading-edge Mobil 1 lubricants and Synergy Race Fuels. Mobil 1 advanced synthetic motor oil is engineered for extreme and is proven to deliver exceptional performance and protection for modern engines.
In what is touted as the world’s most extreme endurance race three OEM partners – Porsche, Toyota and Corvette, powered by Mobil 1, demonstrated endurance and determination over 24 hours of racing in Le Mans. Living up to its reputation as the most iconic and demanding event in the endurance racing calendar, 24 Hours of Le Mans 2017, was an exciting, action-packed race with Porsche clinching the top spot.
And finally, Stewart-Haas Racing driver Kevin Harvick, returned to the victory lane with his first win of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup season. Notorious for its technically challenging course, the Sonoma Raceway track features 11 turns demanding both supreme navigation skills and stellar engine performance. Harvick led the race for 24 laps and this is his first win at Sonoma.
ExxonMobil uses racing as a development and proving ground for its products enabling further testing and development of Mobil 1 lubricants that are eventually made available for consumers around the globe.
ExxonMobil, the largest publicly traded international oil and gas company, uses technology and innovation to help meet the world’s growing energy needs. ExxonMobil holds an industry-leading inventory of resources and is one of the world’s largest integrated refiners, marketers of petroleum products and chemical manufacturers. For more information, visit www.exxonmobil.com or follow ExxonMobil on Twitter www.twitter.com/exxonmobil.
About Mobil 1 in Motorsports
Racing provides the Mobil 1™ brand the ultimate testing ground to improve the technology in our range of oil and lubricants. Each race season, their advanced products go to work to help improve vehicle performance and efficiency. Mobil 1 full synthetic motor oil serves as the lubricant of choice for many of the world’s top race teams competing in highly demanding motorsports series. The knowledge they gain through these partnerships helps their scientists and engineers push the boundaries in developing cutting-edge technologies.
ExxonMobil partners with Stewart-Haas Racing in NASCAR’s Monster Energy Series; Red Bull Racing in Formula 1; Porsche and TOYOTA GAZOO Racing in the FIA World Endurance Championship; TOYOTA GAZOO Racing in the FIA World Rally Championship; Corvette Racing and Porsche North America in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship; and numerous teams competing in the Pirelli World Challenge, USAC, World of Outlaws, NHRA and numerous pavement and dirt track series.
Along with its status as the Official Lubricant Technology Partner and Official Motor Oil of NASCAR, Mobil 1 serves as the title sponsor of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup and the Official Motor Oil of the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA). Mobil 1 technology is trusted by more than 50 percent of teams in NASCAR’s top three series. For more information, visit: www.mobil1racing.com.
About Mobil 1
The world's leading synthetic motor oil brand, Mobil 1 features anti-wear technology that provides performance beyond their conventional motor oils. This technology allows Mobil 1 to meet or exceed the toughest standards of car builders and to provide exceptional protection against engine wear, under normal or even some of the most extreme conditions. Mobil 1 flows quickly in extreme temperatures to protect critical engine parts and is designed to maximize engine performance and help extend engine life. For more information, visit mobil1.com, on Facebook, www.facebook.com/mobil1 and on Twitter @mobil1.