Gulf Oil’s historic colors have graced the world’s most significant cars. In 1968 they took a chance on a “Speedy Kiwi” sponsoring McLaren until the end of the ’73 season. This allowed Bruce and his team to build cars that dominated Formula 1 and Can-Am, winning over 40 races along the way. Fast forward to the late 90s, with the Gulf McLaren F1 GTR leaving everyone in the rear view. Now its time to renew that collaboration, announced in a press release this morning. Every McLaren Race Car from 2021 onward will use Gulf oil, fuel, and lubricants.
To celebrate these old friends reuniting, McLaren’s F1 cars and team members will sport Gulf colors at the British Grand Prix this weekend. McLaren CEO Mike Flewitt said: It’s great to be able to welcome back Gulf after a long historical association which has seen the name adorn many McLaren road cars and race cars over the years. McLaren has a rich history of working with class-leading partners and we’re delighted to continue this trend via our renewed partnership with Gulf. Like McLaren, the Gulf name is synonymous around the world with technical excellence and innovation and the excitement of going racing and motoring.
“Every supercar will have Gulf fuel and lubricants when it leaves the McLaren Production Centre and I know our customers will be thrilled to be able to work with our in-house bespoke team on the option of being one of the few to be able to personalise their McLaren supercar in the iconic Gulf livery.”
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