Yesterday's highlight of the #BritishGP, meeting three-time F1 world champion Lewis Hamilton AND executive director Mercedes-AMG of #Petronas F1 Team, Toto Wolff. #Swiperight to the 4th photo you get a sneakpeek of Hamilton 😋 But today I really want to talk about the core members of Petronas Technology Solutions and Mercedes-AMG.
The media guys and I were each given opportunities in the #Mercedes motorhome located at the paddock area to also interview Technical Director James Allison and Fuel & Fluid Engineers Andrea Dolfi and Chan Ming Yau. We got a mini tour around the pits & garages too (see #InstaStory, will cover this tomorrow!)
It was exciting news to discover that Petronas has renewed their contract and will continue their relationship with Mercedes beyond 2018. Petronas has been the primary and title sponsor for Mercedes since year 2009. When I asked about the fierce competition with Ferrari, Wolff responds that he sees it in a very positive light where competition is healthy and in order for motorsport to grow it is a much needed element. The same applies in race cars: merging fuel, technology and drivers with their team, you need one another to function at its best to be competitive. Petronas technical personnel Dolfi & Chan explained the technological developments in the fuel that brings the Mercedes F1 engine to life. As a technical partner to Mercedes, the ongoing research carried out has produced race fuels namely Primax (fuel), Syntium (engine oil), Tutela (transmission, hydraulic & ERS cooling fluid) which benefit the team in terms of solutions in the aspect of problems and solution itself (as fluid). Wolff is contented to have had Petronas as a working partner for the last 7 years and mentioned that the fuel & technology has proven longevity, created high performance in not just results but also working culture and provided Malaysia global recognition.
Thank you @PetronasMotorsports for the chance of meeting the people behind one of the most dominant F1 Teams in recent years!
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