Mercedes and Petronas have announced a new multi-year deal to remain partners beyond the 2025 F1 season under new engine regulation.

The long standing partnership between Mercedes and Petronas will continue beyond the current tenure of 2025 F1 season after they signed a new multi-year deal starting from the 2026 season when the new engine regulation kicks-off.

Petronas will remain Mercedes’ title and technical partner as it has been since 2010. In the 13 seasons so far, they have won eight constructors’ world championships together and have amassed 115 Grand Prix victories alongside the off-track work done.

The challenge for 2026 is develop a 100% sustainable fuel where 50% of the power unit will be electrified. In the current situation, Petronas is providing sustainable E10 fuel, which comprises of 10% second-generation non-food based ethanol E10.

“Today we are doing something a little bit unusual – announcing a partnership that will begin in four years’ time. 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,” said Toto Wolff. “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.

“We are excited to be racing into the future alongside PETRONAS, with the ambition to set the standard once again, in our on-track performance and by pioneering the transition of a global sports team to a net-zero future.”

At the same time, Datuk Tengku Muhammad Taufik, stated: “What you are witnessing today bears testimony to the shared conviction of both PETRONAS and the Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team: that the synergy and shared ambition of both parties will deliver a pathway to responsibly provide the sports and our customers with energy that is cleaner and more sustainable.

“Given the accumulated experience as a team over the last decade, and the technical capabilities and expertise sourced from our combined talents, PETRONAS looks forward to charting the next chapter with a focus on advanced sustainable fuel for Mercedes and its customer teams. Together with our partners, PETRONAS will keep pushing boundaries with our Fluid Technology Solutions through innovative offerings. At the heart of our efforts will be sustainability – as we all progress towards a lower-carbon future.”

Meanwhile, Datuk Sazali Hamzah added: “With our longstanding partnership and extensive experience in formulating the Fluid Technology Solutions for the team, PETRONAS is fully equipped with the capacity and capabilities to perfect the technology to produce and supply 100% advanced sustainable fuel for the next-generation power units.

“In that same vein, we are already on track with developing a greenfield biorefinery and co-processing at our facilities to supply sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) as a cleaner and more viable option for aircrafts in our effort to support the aviation industry needs. This is in line with Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) which is expected to come into mandatory effect by 2027 as well as Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile’s (FIA) net zero by 2030 commitment – both of which will affect the logistics operations of F1 teams.”

And finally, Mercedes’ Richard Sanders added: “PETRONAS is an important part of our heritage and history, and we’re delighted that they will continue as our Title and Technical partner long into the future. The partnership with PETRONAS will now span two decades and we look forward to making this the most enduring and successful sponsorship in elite global sport.”

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