Kuala Lumpur, 29 November 2018 – PETRONAS celebrated its fifth consecutive FIA Formula One™ World Constructors’ Championship with Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Motorsport driver, Valtteri Bottas at the PETRONAS Twin Towers today.
Bottas arrived in Kuala Lumpur after wrapping up the final tests of the year in Abu Dhabi to pay tribute to PETRONAS, which has played a crucial role ensuring Mercedes takes home another F1 double world championship this year.
The Silver Arrows clinched the Constructors’ title in Brazil to become the second team in the sport’s history to win five double championships in a row after Lewis Hamilton lifted the Drivers’ title in Mexico, equaling the record set by Ferrari, between 2000 and 2004.
Bottas spoke positively about the team’s partnership with PETRONAS. “It’s always good to come back to Malaysia, particularly when we get to visit our friends at PETRONAS to celebrate another successful season. The reception at the Twin Towers today was incredible, it’s great to see the same level of enthusiasm and pride for our joint achievements as we have witnessed in Brackley and Brixworth.
“PETRONAS technology is the lifeblood of this amazing car we’ve been fortunate to race in this year, and we’d like to thank everyone at PETRONAS for their dedication and hard work that has contributed to both Championships. Enjoy the moment and let’s keep pushing forward,” Bottas said.
This continued success is a testimony to PETRONAS’ technological contribution to the Mercedes team.
As title and technical partner, PETRONAS works closely with the team to design efficient fuel, lubricants and functional fluids and as a result, since the introduction of the Hybrid power-units in 2014, PETRONAS and Mercedes have won five double world championships, plus a total of 74 Grand Prix victories in 100 races, to date. Within the same period, the team had also taken 84 pole positions and won 221 trophies.
Commenting on the World Constructors‘ Championship success, PETRONAS President and Group CEO, Tan Sri Wan Zulkiflee Wan Ariffin said, “On behalf of everyone from PETRONAS, I would like to congratulate Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Motorsport on claiming its fifth successive World Constructors‘ Championship.”
“We are proud to be a key partner in this significant milestone which highlights the success of PETRONAS‘ fluid technology solutions that formulates the fuel and lubricants for the winning F1 cars and contributed to yet another victory with Mercedes-AMG,” he added.