Red Bull extends partnership with fuel supplier ExxonMobil

Aston Martin Red Bull Racing has signed a new multi-year contract with ExxonMobil that extends the already successful partnership between the team and its fuel supplier.

Red Bull and ExxonMobil initiated their relationship in 2017 and the Milton Keynes-based outfit has credited its fuel and lubricant partner with helping Honda make great strides in terms of its power unit performance.

"Aston Martin Red Bull Racing is very pleased to be continuing its successful partnership with ExxonMobil for the upcoming 2020 Formula One season and beyond," said team boss Christian Horner.

"Over the past three seasons the work conducted by ExxonMobil, in close collaboration with our engineers and the Team’s engine suppliers, has produced very positive results.

"Each new development of fuel and lubricants has added performance that have undoubtedly helped us charge towards our on-track goals and we look forward to seeing further gains through the extension of this partnership."

In 2019, Red Bull's Max Verstappen delivered to Honda its first three wins of the hybrid era, which in turn convinced the Japanese manufacturer to prolong its engine supply deal with Red Bull and junior bull outfit Alphatauri.

"As one of the biggest and most recognisable names in global motorsport, Aston Martin Red Bull Racing has proven to be the ideal partner for Mobil 1 and Esso Synergy," commented ExxonMobil senior vice president Nigel Searle.

"While on the track we have been able to deliver performance enhancing technology to the Team, we have also worked closely with Aston Martin Red Bull Racing off the track with a focus on digital and social media to connect with our increasingly diverse target audience, providing technology that is also road-relevant to the modern-day consumer.

"Today’s announcement enables us to continue to partner with a dynamic team and platform to showcase our advanced, high-performance lubricant and fuel technologies.

"With the season-opener in Melbourne fast approaching, we look forward to continue working with the team and its exciting drivers Max Verstappen and Alex Albon."