In the highly competitive world of Formula 1, where milliseconds count, the right motor oil is pivotal. That’s why Scuderia Ferrari, one of the most successful teams in Formula 1 history, relies on Pennzoil® with PurePlus™ Technology.
Shell is proud to announce that Shell V-Power race fuel and Pennzoil® with PurePlus™ Technology race lubricant delivered 23.3% of the total efficiency gain of Scuderia Ferrari’s power unit since the end of the 2014 season.
That means with the same amount of fuel, Scuderia Ferrari’s drivers can go over half a second a lap faster.
“Our performance so far this season relies on all parts of the puzzle working together” said 4-time Formula 1 World Champion Sebastian Vettel. “Stats like this show how Shell’s expertise contributes to give us an advantage on the track.”
The 2017 Formula 1 cars demand more power due to their ‘draggier’ designs and because drivers spend longer time at full throttle, efficiency is more important than ever.
“Performance improvements are primarily found through exploiting efficiency.” expressed Guy Lovett, Shell Motorsport Innovation Manager. “We can only go faster by getting more out of each drop of fuel.”
“Our thanks go to Shell for delivering such an improvement. To achieve ever increasing standards of performance out of the same amounts of Shell V-Power race fuel is remarkable” complimented Mattia Binotto, Technical Director of Scuderia Ferrari. “Combined with the benefits of Pennzoil® with PurePlus™ Technology race lubricant in the engine, this is an important factor contributing to Scuderia Ferrari’s on-track results.”
So far, these efficiency gains have already helped power Scuderia Ferrari to four race wins and eight further podium places in the first half of the 2017 season.