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Red Bull and ExxonMobil Partner for 2017

Red Bull has confirmed fuel manufacturer ExxonMobil will power their 2017 RB13 Formula One car.

The team has long been powered by Total since the 2007 season, with ExxonMobil working with McLaren for the past 21 years, and being involved in F1 since 1978.

They will use the Mobil 1 brand of lubricant and Synergy Race Fuels throughout the season alongside the car and the team’s Renault engine (badged as TAG Heuer).

The Mobil 1 and Esso logos will be present on the RB13 car and the overalls and helmets of drivers Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen and other chosen locations.

Christian Horner, Red Bull’s team principal, said the partnership would allow both brands to succeed.

“Mobil 1 and Red Bull Racing are two global brands that share a passion for racing, performance and innovation,” Horner said.

“Mobil 1 has been an iconic brand in Formula One for more than 30 years and our new partnership provides us with a unique opportunity to tap into ExxonMobil’s world-class expertise.

“In addition to welcoming ExxonMobil to the Red Bull Racing stable, I would like to extend my thanks and appreciation to the technical team at Total, who have made a valuable contribution to our success in Formula One during our partnership.”

Matt Bergeron, the vice-president of marketing for ExxonMobil says that the company is pleased to be associated with such an exciting and youthful driver line-up.

“We are excited about building a relationship with Red Bull’s excellent young drivers who are establishing reputations as competitive racers and who will help showcase our brands to generations of consumers.”


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By Cameron Paterson

Cameron Paterson has been a watcher of Formula 1 since 2007, a casual television watch evolved to watching and reading anything related to something with wheels and an engine. A fan of writing, it was a no-brainer about what to do to try and get into motorsport, consistently discussing things about this great sport since 2016.