Mercedes announced that their partnership with Malaysian oil and gas company Petronas is extended beyond 2025.
Petronas became Mercedes’ title sponsor in 2010. Their latest contract was to expire at the conclusion of the 2025 season. On Wednesday, the Silver Arrows confirmed the extension of the deal from 2026 which secures the backing from Petronas during the introduction of the new power unit regulations and 100% sustainable fuel.
“Today we are doing something a little bit unusual – announcing a partnership that will begin in four years’ time. This sends an important message: our team and Petronas are no longer just partners, we are family, and we will be one team for many more years to come,” Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff said.
“From 2026, advanced sustainable fuel will be at the heart of F1 performance – and this gives us a fantastic opportunity to demonstrate our expertise in this domain, through both the power unit and Petronas Fluid Technology Solutions.
“We are excited to be racing into the future alongside Petronas, with the ambition to set the standard once again, in our on-track performance and by pioneering the transition of a global sports team to a net-zero future.”
Petronas president and group chief executive officer Datuk Tengku Muhammad Taufik added: “What you are witnessing today bears testimony to the shared conviction of both Petronas and the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team: that the synergy and shared ambition of both parties will deliver a pathway to responsibly provide the sports and our customers with energy that is cleaner and more sustainable.
“Given the accumulated experience as a team over the last decade and the technical capabilities and expertise sourced from our combined talents, Petronas looks forward to charting the next chapter with a focus on advanced sustainable fuel for Mercedes and its customer teams.
“Together with our partners, Petronas will keep pushing boundaries with our Fluid Technology Solutions through innovative offerings. At the heart of our efforts will be sustainability – as we all progress towards a lower-carbon future.”