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McLaren confirm deal with BP/Castrol

McLaren will be using BP fuel alongside Renault from this 2017 season after the team confirmed a long standing rumour suggested the partnership.

As part of a wide reaching partnership between McLaren and BP, they will provide fuel for the Formula One team starting this season, as well as providing lubrication products for the other areas of the McLaren family.

Jonathan Neale, chief operating officer, McLaren Technology Group said: “This agreement between McLaren, BP and Castrol is between brands who both share a long-standing and well-recognised passion for innovation in all we do. Our McLaren-Honda team provides a global platform for Castrol to supply bespoke advanced lubricant technology.”
 
Mike Flewitt, chief executive officer, McLaren Automotive, said: “The partnership between McLaren Automotive and Castrol is an important step in our journey to deliver the highest levels of performance and efficiency from the engines in our Sports and Super car ranges. Not only will the lubricants provided by Castrol play a wide-ranging role in delivering the efficiencies across our existing cars, but our future engine generations as well.”

McLaren had a long standing relationship with Mobil Exxon, which has moved to Red Bull after Total decided to withdraw, and will join Renault in using the BP products in 2017.

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