Formula One team, Mercedes have announced an extended title and technical partnership with Malaysian oil company Petronas from 2026.
Despite drivers Lewis Hamilton and George Russell not registering a win this season, Mercedes who have won the constructors title eight times since partnering with Petronas in 2010.
“Today we are doing something a little bit unusual – announcing a partnership that will begin in four years’ time,” said CEO and team principal Toto Wolff.
“This sends an important message: our team and Petronas are no longer just partners, we are family, and we will be one team for many more years to come.
“From 2026, advanced sustainable fuel will be at the heart of F1 performance – and this gives us a fantastic opportunity to demonstrate our expertise in this domain, through both the power unit and Petronas Fluid Technology Solutions.”
Hamilton and team are in Kuala Lumpur ahead of the Singapore Grand Prix, which will take place this weekend at the Marina Bay Street Circuit.
After a controversial first championship against Lewis Hamilton last year, Verstappen has outperformed his rivals in 2022 and a run of five straight wins has given him a chance of clinching the drivers’ crown at this weekend’s Singapore GP, the first of six races remaining this season.
Verstappen, having won 11 out of 16 races, is also right on track to beat the record of 13 victories in a single campaign.