A partnership built for the podium
As Oracle Red Bull Racing’s official lubricant partner, our advanced products support their high-powered RB18 race car, helping to enhance the hybrid turbo power unit’s performance.
Our dedicated Mobil 1 engineers strive to protect Oracle Red Bull Racing’s engine against the high temperatures reached at maximum performance. What we learn on the track is applied when developing Mobil 1 lubricants that protect the engine in your car.
A sport defined by extremes
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Grand Prix racing – the drivers
Birth: September 30, 1997
Max Verstappen joined Oracle Red Bull Racing in 2016 after a ballistic ascent through the ranks of motorsports. From the first time he drove a kart at the tender age of four-and-a-half, Max learned his trade well and, in his early teens, enjoyed a stellar career in regional and international karting, frequently punching well above his weight against more experienced rivals.
In his first eight races with Oracle Red Bull Racing, he achieved six top-five finishes, including four podiums. He is the youngest driver to lead a lap during a Formula One Grand Prix, the youngest driver to set the fastest lap during a Formula One Grand Prix and the youngest driver to win a Formula One Grand Prix. In 2019, Max finished his fifth Formula One season with three wins and nine podiums.
Sergio ‘Checo’ Pérez joined Oracle Red Bull Racing in 2021, achieving five podiums including a race win at the Azerbaijan GP. Checo began his karting career at just six-years-old and in his first season of competing took four race wins.
The highlight of Checo’s F1 career so far has to be his first career win at the 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix in Bahrain. Sergio was in last place at the end of the first lap after contact with another car, but he drove the perfect race to battle back through the field to P1!
Grand Prix racing – the car
A Grand Prix race car engine can rev up to 15,000 rpm. The motor oil endures temperatures of up to 300ºC/572ºF and the gearbox experiences up to 3,000 gearshifts per race. Our job isn’t easy under these circumstances. Mobil 1™ lubricants separate and cool more than 300 moving parts, withstand engine forces thousands of times greater than the force of gravity and protect against stresses generated from a car with a total output of more than 900 brake horsepower (bhp).
Grand Prix racing – the team
Christian's path to the top rung of the Formula One management ladder began as a driver determined to race at the highest levels. Stints in Formula Renault, British F3 and Formula Two eventually led to him building his own Arden International race team into a junior motorsport powerhouse.
Three consecutive International Formula 3000 team championships from 2002-2004 brought him to the attention of Red Bull owner Dietrich Mateschitz, and when the company took the radical step of setting up its own Formula One team in 2005, it turned to Horner to run the operation.
“Mobil 1 has been an iconic brand in Formula One for more than 30 years, and our partnership provides us with a unique opportunity to tap into ExxonMobil’s world-class expertise.”
– Christian Horner, Team Principal of Oracle Red Bull Racing
Chief Technical Officer
Having taken both Williams and McLaren to the heady heights of multiple title wins in the 1990s, when Adrian joined Red Bull Racing in 2006, his task was to help replicate that success. And he didn’t disappoint.
When a comprehensive aerodynamic rule change in 2009 presented designers with a blank canvas, Adrian and the team seized the opportunity and have since delivered four Formula One Drivers’ Championships and four Formula One Constructors’ Championships for Oracle Red Bull Racing.
Motorsport Technical Advisor, ExxonMobil
After graduating University with a degree in Chemistry Fiona decided it was time for a new challenge and relocated to Southampton to begin her career with ExxonMobil in 2017.
She works trackside at Formula One events to provide technical support to the Oracle Red Bull Racing team. She is responsible for the logistics of transporting fuels and lubricant to each race event and ensuring it is compliant with FIA regulation.