Aston Martin have signed a long-term deal with oil, additives and lubricants company Valvoline, which will be marked by a one-off livery for the British Grand Prix.
- Valvoline becomes the team’s official lubricant partner
- Two parties to work together on technical solutions to benefit performance
- One-off livery incorporates flecks of blue and red for Valvoline branding
Context: Valvoline, claimed to be the creator of the first-ever racing oil, returns to Formula One sponsorship for the first time since its partnership with the short-lived Marussia team from 2014 to 2015. Notably, Aston Martin primary partner Aramco purchased Valvoline for US$2.65 billion (UK£2.08 billion) earlier this year.
Comment: Jamal Muashsher, chief executive of Valvoline Global, said: “This is the start of a powerful, dynamic partnership. We are excited to be part of the team's journey, and we look forward to our shared successes and innovation.”
Coming next: While the length of the deal is not disclosed, team principal Mike Krack notes that this partnership will “benefit our new works power unit partnership with Honda from 2026 with bespoke lubricants”, which suggests that it at least goes beyond the introduction of the new engine regulations.