PETRONAS is an active player in motor racing, be it at the local, regional or world’s highest level. In auto racing, PETRONAS sponsors the winning Lexus Team TOM'S in the Japan GT Championship, Formula Nippon and Formula 3. It is also a sponsor of the victorious BMW Z4M PETRONAS Syntium Team in the endurance oriented Super Taikyu Series.

The highlight of its motorsports endeavour however has to be in Formula One where PETRONAS is the Official Partner to the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One™ Team.

In motorcycle racing, PETRONAS is the Official Supplier to the triumphant Moto GP World Championship FIAT Yamaha Team. Its involvement with Yamaha is further substantiated with co-operation in various regional championships across Asia.

Whilst PLI surely rides on the marketing benefits extended by PETRONAS through its involvement in motorsports, the authentic value of it all resides in the technological area. Motorsports, particularly Formula One, is a sport that is built on technology. Every little engineering input is translated into the resulting improvement of lap times, and fluid is no exception.

PLI designs, develops and supplies customised fluids for the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Team’s application in Formula One. In doing that, PETRONAS becomes a functional partner to the Team, where its input is translated into actual lap time. It is a challenge that PLI genuinely takes pleasure in as the method, discipline, culture and pressure working in the Formula One environment helps enrich itself as an organisation.

More information and news update are available at motorsports@PETRONAS.