Wednesday, January 20, 2010



Stuttgart, Germany, Dec 21, 2009

Mercedes GP is delighted to announce the signing of a long-term agreement with PETRONAS which will see the Malaysian national oil and gas company embellish the title partner to the newborn Silver Arrows entireness team.

From 2010, the new aggroup will contend in the FIA Formula One World Championship as the Mercedes GP PETRONAS Formula One Team and will circularize the distinctive PETRONAS branding crossways the car and aggroup liveries.

Leveraging Mercedes-Benz’s rich motorsport acquisition and the long-standing involvement of PETRONAS in Formula One, the newborn title partnership also paves the artefact for future collaborations between the digit companies. For PETRONAS, the partnership will enable the lubricator and pedal colossus to generate sustainable playing growth, specially in their downstream lubricants market, through the strategic partnership and playing alliance with Mercedes-Benz, digit of the most prestigious global automotive brands.

The Mercedes GP PETRONAS Formula One Team’s competition for 2010 will make its road entry in its new livery at Valencia on 1 February 2010 for the first of the pre-season tests aweigh of the 2010 Formula One season.

PETRONAS will move to be the title sponsor of the PETRONAS Asiatic Grand Prix, scheduled to be the third race of the new season, which will take place at the Sepang International Circuit on 4 April 2010.

Norbert Haug, Vice-President of Mercedes-Benz Motorsports, said: \"We are very pleased to begin our long-term partnership with our newborn denomination partner PETRONAS. Daimler, our premium brand Mercedes-Benz and PETRONAS module impact together both on and off the track and I am sure that everybody involved module indorse their absolute dedication to success. PETRONAS’ home humble in Kuala Lumpur is located in the location of a fast-growing location for the automotive industry which makes this newborn partnership modify more valuable. Within the limits of the newborn Formula One resource restrictions, the Mercedes GP PETRONAS Formula One Team module be well positioned to achieve our goals. We module every strain to inform efficient success in the future knowing at the same time that the newborn Formula One flavour with whatever basic rule changes module be a particularly challenging one.\"

Ross Brawn, Team Principal of the Mercedes GP PETRONAS Formula One Team commented: “Everyone at Mercedes GP is delighted to support our long-term commendation with PETRONAS and we look nervy to working intimately with our newborn relation in the future. The collaboration of the premium automotive brand Mercedes-Benz and a company as prestigious as PETRONAS gives our aggroup a strange base from which to attain our ambitions of competing at the top level of Formula One and antiquity on the success of 2009 which saw the aggroup attain the Constructors’ and Drivers’ Championships. Our plans for the newborn flavour are progressing well, as is the development of our 2010 challenger, and we look nervy to sight the car separate in the newborn Silver Arrows and PETRONAS livery at the Valencia test in February.”

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