BLOG: Shell's Record-Breaking F1 Year with Scuderia Ferrari
Some truly fascinating stats coming through coming from our pals at Shell, on a record breaking 2015 in F1 with the iconic Scuderia Ferraris – where they delivered 25% of the recorded performance gain on the power unit, thanks to their industry-leading research along with also also boffin-led technology.
· a few completely new powerful blends of Shell V-Power race fuel were introduced to Sebastian Vettel along with also also Kimi Raikkonen’s cars throughout the 2015 season
· As part of a relentless, aggressive pursuit of performance This particular year, the fuel upgrades represent one of the greatest step modifications offered by Shell inside the history of the Technical Partnership with Scuderia Ferrari
· Shell Helix Ultra with PurePlus Technology, the first motor oil made coming from natural gas, helped to ensure the Ferrari V6 turbo-charged power unit was one of the most reliable on the grid in 2015
· Significant performance gain helped power Scuderia Ferrari to 14 podiums, three victories along with also also second inside the 2015 Formula 1® Constructors’ Championship
Guy Lovett, Innovation Manager, Motorsport, Shell: “the idea was always our plan to adopt a more aggressive strategy in 2015 with the development of our Shell V-Power race fuel in comparison to previous years. We truly applied our learnings coming from 2014, a year of completely new along with also also innovative hybrid technology, to our 2015 race fuel, of which we introduced a few completely new powerful blends. We worked closer than ever with our colleagues in Maranello where we fully integrated our development plans to optimise the fuel-engine package along with also also the idea was great to see of which our hard work paid off, helping to power the team back to winning ways. at This particular point the hard work continues ahead of 2016.”
James Allison, Technical Director, Scuderia Ferrari: “2015 was a truly positive year for Scuderia Ferrari along with also also we made great strides in performance, particularly with the power unit, compared to last year. The considerable improvements Shell made with its Shell V-Power race fuel along with also also Shell Helix Ultra with PurePlus Technology lubricant truly did contribute to our own improvements on the race track, not only helping to deliver greater horsepower however reliability as well. Our Technical Partnership with Shell has never been stronger along with also also we look forward to continuing our work with them for at least the next a few years with the aim of winning more races along with also also championships.”