12/05/2016 Press release
Total and Aston Martin enter into a global alliance
Total, the global energy company, is proud to announce its new alliance with the luxury sports car manufacturer Aston Martin and its car racing arm, Aston Martin Racing.
Aston Martin and Total have entered into a global Alliance. Total will become the energy supplier of Aston Martin throughout 2016 and 2017, providing its products to the English luxury brand and its car racing official team, Aston Martin Racing.
As part of the agreement, Total will support Aston Martin Racing throughout the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), becoming Aston Martin Racing’s “Official Technical Lubricant Partner”. With 45 years in R&D in car racing, Total has developed high quality and technical performance lubricants, grease, fluids and special additives.
The 3 V8 Vantage GTE cars entered by Aston Martin Racing in this year’s WEC will use Total lubricants and, for the first time in Formula 1, Total will provide a mobile lab and technical support with a dedicated engineer at every WEC competition.
Total and Aston Martin will also explore other opportunities to use the Total Excellium products of the energy supplier.
Pierre Duhot, General Manager of the Car Division, said: “Over 250 researchers work at Total in the development of high level fuels and lubricants. We are proud to be working so close to Aston Martin and to contribute to their success in competitions. We share the passion for overcoming technical limitations with such a legendary brand as Aston Martin. We are pleased to provide our products, support and knowledge to Aston Martin Racing.
David King, Vice-President and Special Operations Head at Aston Martin, stated: “Aston Martin is a global luxury brand and, therefore, it is key that we continue working only with the best around the world. We see Total as a leader in the car fuel and lube field and we are looking forward to working with them, to achieve success both in and outside the race track.
Head of External Communication
Total Especialidades Argentina S.A.
Press and Communication Director
ICC BARALDO Consultores de Comunicación
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