McLaren bring Gulf brand back to F1 with new partnership
The famous Gulf Oil colours are returning to Formula 1 this week after the company signed a new partnership deal with McLaren.
The two companies worked together in F1 and Can-Am racing in the late 1960s and early 1970s, before linking up again in the 1990s when the McLaren F1 GTR ran in Gulf's iconic blue and orange colour scheme at Le Mans.
The new partnership will see Gulf become the preferred lubricant supplier to McLaren Automotive's road car range from next year, while Gulf branding will appear on the McLaren F1 car's engine cover and wing mirrors, and on the race suits of drivers Lando Norris and Carlos Sainz from this weekend's British Grand Prix at Silverstone, and throughout the 2020 season.
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McLaren Racing CEO Zak Brown said: “We’re delighted to welcome Gulf back to McLaren and reunite two iconic brands back together in a new and exciting partnership.
"Gulf is part of McLaren’s history and are well-known for their innovation and technical excellence in the industry, with which aligns with McLaren perfectly. We are looking forward to starting our partnership together this season.”
Mike Jones, CEO, Gulf Oil added: “This is a very exciting partnership that brings the Gulf brand back into elite motor racing.
"The history books are full of remarkable tales that tell of what Gulf and McLaren have achieved in the past. Now we are together once more to write the next chapter of this unique partnership."