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Toto Wolff, CEO and Team Principal of Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team and Datuk Tengku Muhammad Taufik, PETRONAS President and Group Chief Executive Officer

The Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team and PETRONAS recently announced a multi-year renewal of Title and Technical Partnership from the 2026 season onwards in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The renewal of the partnership will not only power their partnership towards two decades of success at the pinnacle of motorsport but also signals a commitment to a more sustainable future.

The sport has set its most significant challenge yet in 2026 with its ambition to race towards a more sustainable future with new rules targeting 50% electrification of the power unit and  100% advanced sustainable fuels which will require innovative solutions to pave the way in the sport’s next era. In line with the 2022 regulations, PETRONAS is supporting Mercedes and its customer teams with advanced sustainable E10 fuel, comprising 10% second generation non-food based ethanol E10, which reduces carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions overall.

“Today we are doing something a little bit unusual – announcing a partnership that will begin in four years’ time. This sends an important message: our team and PETRONAS are no longer just partners, we are family, and we will be one team for many more years to come.  From 2026, advanced sustainable fuel will be at the heart of F1 performance – and this gives us a fantastic opportunity to demonstrate our expertise in this domain, through both the power unit and PETRONAS Fluid Technology Solutions™. We are excited to be racing into the future alongside PETRONAS, with the ambition to set the standard once again, in our on-track performance and by pioneering the transition of a global sports team to a net-zero future.” said Toto Wolff, CEO and Team Principal.

Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 car

Datuk Tengku Muhammad Taufik, PETRONAS President and Group Chief Executive Officer said, “What you are witnessing today bears testimony to the shared conviction of both PETRONAS and the Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team: that the synergy and shared ambition of both parties will deliver a pathway to responsibly provide the sports and our customers with energy that is cleaner and more sustainable. Given the accumulated experience as a team over the last decade, and the technical capabilities and expertise sourced from our combined talents, PETRONAS looks forward to charting the next chapter with a focus on advanced sustainable fuel for Mercedes and its customer teams. Together with our partners, PETRONAS will keep pushing boundaries with our Fluid Technology Solutions™ through innovative offerings. At the heart of our efforts will be sustainability – as we all progress towards a lower-carbon future.”

The Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team and PETRONAS’ partnership was established in 2010 by a shared ambition to achieve world-class  performance.  In the space of nearly 13 seasons so far, they have won eight constructors’ world championships and 115 Grand Prix victories which are deemed an unmatched achievement in F1.


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