*Total joins Aston Martin Racing as ‘Official Lubricant and Technical Partner’
*Total becomes energy partner of Aston Martin
*Aston Martin recommends Total Excellium fuel
10 May 2016, Sweetcrude, Paris/Gaydon – Total, the global energy company, is proud to announce its new partnership with luxury sportscar manufacturer Aston Martin and motorsport arm Aston Martin Racing.
Aston Martin and Total have signed a global partnership agreement. Total will become an energy partner to Aston Martin throughout 2016 and 2017, providing its products to the luxury British marque and its official motorsport outfit; Aston Martin Racing.
As part of the agreement, Total will support Aston Martin Racing throughout the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), becoming the “Official Lubricant and Technical Partner” of Aston Martin Racing. With 45 years of R&D and experience in the area of motor racing, Total has developed lubricants, greases, fluids and special additives of high quality and technical performance.
All three V8 Vantage GTE cars entered by Aston Martin Racing in this year’s WEC will race with Total lubricants and, for the first time outside of Formula 1, Total will provide a mobile laboratory and technical support with a dedicated engineer present at each WEC race event.
Total and Aston Martin will also explore options for further opportunities to utilise the energy supplier’s Total Excellium products.
Pierre Duhot, General Manager Automotive Division at Total Lubrifiants said: “Above 250 researchers are working at Total to develop high-end fuels and lubricants. We are proud to work closely with Aston Martin and to contribute to their racing successes. Being passionate and pushing the technical boundaries to new heights is something we share with such a legendary and premium brand as Aston Martin. We are delighted to provide our products, our support and our technical know-how to Aston Martin Racing.”
David King, Vice President & Chief Special Operations Aston Martin commented: “Aston Martin is a global luxury brand and it is important that it continues to work with only the best from around the world. We recognise Total as a leading player in the automotive fuel and lubricant arena and we very much look forward to working with them, to achieve success both on and off the track”
Founded in 1913, Aston Martin is an iconic sports car marque of unrivalled heritage that has now entered its second century. With fresh investment, a new Chief Executive Officer in Andy Palmer and the strongest model line-up in the company’s history, the British luxury brand is looking forward to an exciting future. The company boasts state-of-the-art headquarters in Gaydon, UK, combining cutting-edge technology with hand-craftsmanship and traditional techniques. Each car is the essence of Power, Beauty and Soul.
Total is a global integrated energy producer and provider, a leading international oil and gas company, and the world’s second-ranked solar energy operator with SunPower. Our 100,000 employees are committed to better energy that is safer, cleaner, more efficient, more innovative and accessible to as many people as possible. As a responsible corporate citizen, we focus on ensuring that our operations in more than 130 countries worldwide consistently deliver economic, social and environmental benefits.