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Shell and Scuderia Ferrari renew motorsport innovation partnership

The Royal Dutch Shell plc (Shell) Innovation Partnership with Scuderia Ferrari, the Formula 1 team of the Italian automaker, is one of the longest and most successful in motorsport. The next chapter in this partnership will see the duo not only continuing to aim for success on the track through effective product development but also, developing and implementing solutions that will support in reducing the team’s carbon footprint, helping them to achieve their broader sustainability targets.

The historic relationship between Shell and Scuderia Ferrari, which dates back to 1929, is one of the most successful and well-recognized in Formula One. The next chapter in this partnership will see the duo not only continuing to aim for success on the track through effective product development but also, developing and implementing solutions that will support in reducing the team’s carbon footprint, helping them to achieve their broader sustainability targets (image courtesy Shell).

Shell’s Innovation Partnership with Scuderia Ferrari is one of the longest and most successful in motorsport. Scuderia Ferrari and Shell will continue to work together to improve the team’s V6 turbo-hybrid power unit, which already has a thermal efficiency of close to 50 percent, making it one of the most efficient engines in the world.

The two companies will also work hand-in-hand to define how fuels can be developed for the future, including advanced sustainable biofuels and synthetic liquid fuels, both of which are being explored.

These plans are in line with Formula One’s first-ever sustainability strategy, setting the ambitious goal of having a net-zero carbon footprint, both on and off the track, by 2030.

Long relationship

The historic relationship between Shell and Scuderia Ferrari, which dates back to 1929, is one of the most successful and well-recognized in Formula One and has delivered significant successes in its long history, with Shell race fuels and lubricants powering Scuderia Ferrari to 10 Constructors’ titles and 12 Drivers’ Championship wins.

The relationship between Scuderia Ferrari and Shell dates back to 1929, the year our team was founded. In that time, we have produced so many victories together. We are delighted therefore that our collaboration is now set to go on even longer. We share many common values, not least excellence, passion for racing, and teamwork, which have made this partnership unique in the history of motorsport. As our Innovation Partner we will continue to work with Shell on the transfer of racing technology to mobility as well as the ambitious challenges that lie ahead, in particular, the aim of Formula 1 to reach a net-zero emissions level by 2030, commented Mattia Binotto, Team Principal of Scuderia Ferrari.

Throughout this long collaboration, the learnings and innovations taken from the racetrack have been used to develop better products for Shell customers around the world. Future new learnings and technologies, put to the test on the track, could eventually be used to reduce emissions from road transport.

Our partnership with Ferrari has bred truly remarkable innovations – innovations that Shell regularly relies upon when developing new fuels and lubricants for our customers. We’re now entering a very exciting time in our history together as we leverage this partnership to not only strive for success on the track but also to develop cleaner fuels and lubricants for our customers, István Kapitány, Shell’s Global EVP for Mobility said.

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