Mercedes and Petronas sign an ‘unusual’ early deal

Franz Tost Germany

Mercedes have signed an extension with their title and technical partner Petronas going into the new era from 2026.

Mercedes and Petronas have worked together ever since the team made comeback in the sport back in 2010. Now, this new announcement has further cemented the relationship between the two following a multi-year deal starting from 2026.

This deal extension/renewal will get going from 2026 with new power unit regulations. The teams will have to use 100% sustainable fuel following the new guidelines.

Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff was glad about the new signing:

“Today we are doing something a little bit unusual. Announcing a partnership that will begin in four years’ time,”

said Wolff.

“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.”

Currently, Formula 1 uses 10% of the ethanol in its fuels. This ethanol is created from sustainable sources.

Fore coming regulations and changes around fuel are part of F1’s plan to achieve a net zero Carbon footprint by 2030.

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