PETRONAS PRIMAX 95 Fuel From F1 Racing Technology


Published on October 4th, 2014 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez


PETRONAS PRIMAX 95 Fuel From F1 Racing Technology

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What does a top class Formula OneTM driver, a team of fuel engineers and a world class race engineering company have in common? Answer, the all new PETRONAS PRIMAX 95 Fuel with Advanced Energy Formula.

Yes, this combination has given birth to the latest PETRONAS PRIMAX 95 petrol which today can be purchased at any PETRONAS petrol station nationwide and filled into the tank of your car for maximum performance whilst returning class best fuel consumption.

It all started with the Formula OneTM race changes in the championship following the introduction of a 1.6 litre turbocharged direct-injection V6 engine with greater hybrid energy recovery systems, a radical switch from the previous 2.4 litre naturally aspirated V8 engine. In addition to the smaller engine, this year’s race comes with an added challenge, which is a limitation of 100kg of fuel for the entire race and not exceeding a fuel mass flow of 100kg/h. This has resulted in a massive decrease in average fuel consumption by 30% from last year’s race as the world now shifts its focus towards environmentally smarter options.

This is where the Formula OneTM racers have to rely hugely on technology partners, including for fuel, to power their success. For the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula OneTM Team, with the new engine rules coming into play, the PETRONAS engineers not only need to ensure that the overall fuel consumption is reduced but that the smaller engine together with energy recovery systems achieves the same power output. The engine revision towards efficiency has brought the Formula OneTM race cars more in line with on-the-road vehicles, so imagine the challenge of racing on track in a version that is similar to an everyday car.

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With PETRONAS’ years of experience, the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula OneTM Team is assured of PETRONAS capability in developing the precise formulation for them. Since the modern era of the MERCEDES Silver Arrows in 2010, PETRONAS has been partnering with the team in maximising the potential of fuel and lubricants technology through PETRONAS Fluid Technology Solutions to provide differentiated performance.

For 2014, this relationship has been significantly enhanced with PETRONAS and the Mercedes technical teams in Brackley and Brixworth working hand in hand to develop a high-performance racing machine within the new parameters of FIA regulations.

This includes developing the PETRONAS fuel and engine oil technology, such as PETRONAS PRIMAX and SYNTIUM, to work towards optimising the engine’s performance on the race tracks. With greater emphasis on fuel efficiency this season, PETRONAS has to ensure that every drop of PETRONAS PRIMAX and PETRONAS SYNTIUM that goes into the car is engineered to deliver optimum performance and ultimately translate into distinct improvements in lap times.

The engineering that has powered the team on the race track is now transferred to the road for our enjoyment. The new PETRONAS PRIMAX 95 with Advanced Energy Formula cleans the engine to optimise fuel delivery, creates a finer fuel spray to enhance fuel combustion and reduces friction to minimise energy loss for superior fuel economy.

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