Scuderia Ferrari Motor Oil From Natural Gas Will Debut This Weekend At The Singapore Grand Prix
Scuderia Ferrari motor oil from natural gas hits the racing track. Ferrari F1 is heading out onto the F1 track at Singapore this weekend running on a higher performing Shell Helix Ultra motor oil containing Shell PurePlus Technology.
This technology produces base oil from natural gas, instead of crude oil. It yields a Shell Helix Ultra race formulation with enhanced cleansing and engine protection, resulting in greater efficiency.
“The engine of the F14 T produces in excess of 600 horsepower, and the turbocharger, which rotates at up to 2000 revs per second, can be operating at up to 1,000°C,” said Ian Albiston, Shell Trackside Manager for Ferrari.
“The new oil has to cope with these conditions, while also achieving the level of protection to reach the 4,000 km engine life required with only five engines per driver allowed for the season. In the high temperature, high stress environment of an F1 engine, the right motor oil can provide a crucial advantage.”