After several recent departures from the team, McLaren has now confirmed that they have formed a new partnership with BP and Castrol for the provision of fuels and lubricant technology for their Formula One team as well as the supply of products for McLaren Automotive, the renowned British manufacturer of luxury sports and supercars.
BP is already working with McLaren Applied Technologies, the fast-growing technology arm of the McLaren Technology Group that works to improve lives and solve crucial business performance challenges.
“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,” said Jonathan Neale, chief operating officer, McLaren Technology Group. “Our McLaren-Honda team provides a global platform for Castrol to supply bespoke advanced lubricant technology."
In the fierce proving ground of Formula 1, BP is supplying a range of performance lubricants for Honda’s Internal Combustion Engine (ICE). The team will also benefit from Castrol’s high-performance lubricants and greases that will be used in the team’s Mazak-powered machine shop and dynamic chassis rig.