McLaren and Gulf Oil have announced a strategic partnership which will see Gulf being the preferred lubricant supplier to all McLaren motor cars from 2021.
To launch this partnership, the Gulf logo will be on the McLaren Formula 1 racing team from this weekend race at Silverstone and throughout the 2020 F1 season.
Gulf’s first link with McLaren started way back in 1968.
A small and exclusive number of customers will be given the option to have their McLaren hand-painted in the Gulf liveries and colours like the F1 GTR Le Mans car that raced in the 1990s.
“It’s great to be able to welcome back Gulf after a long historical association which has seen the name adorn many McLaren road cars and race cars over the years. McLaren has a rich history of working with class-leading partners and we’re delighted to continue this trend via our renewed partnership with Gulf. Like McLaren, the Gulf name is synonymous around the world with technical excellence and innovation and the excitement of going racing and motoring.
Every supercar will have Gulf fuel and lubricants when it leaves the McLaren Production Centre and I know our customers will be thrilled to be able to work with our in-house bespoke team on the option of being one of the few to be able to personalise their McLaren supercar in the iconic Gulf livery.”Mike Flewitt, Chief Executive Officer, McLaren Automotive.
“We’re delighted to welcome Gulf back to McLaren and reunite two iconic brands back together in a new and exciting partnership. Gulf is part of McLaren’s history and are well-known for their innovation and technical excellence in the industry, with which aligns with McLaren perfectly. We are looking forward to starting our partnership together this season.”Zak Brown, Chief Executive Officer, McLaren Racing.
“This is a very exciting partnership that brings the Gulf brand back into elite motor racing. The history books are full of remarkable tales that tell of what Gulf and McLaren have achieved in the past. Now we are together once more to write the next chapter of this unique partnership.
We’re proud to be working alongside a brand that shares our future aspirations and our ambition for innovation both on the road and on the track. We look forward to working together and developing both Gulf and McLaren’s class-leading capabilities further.”Mike Jones, Chief Executive Officer, Gulf Oil.
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