Formula One: Mercedes Grand Prix – PETRONAS Deal Finalized
The team from Mercedes Grand Prix will henceforth be known as Mercedes GP PETRONAS. This comes after a ‘long-term’ agreement was finalized between Mercedes Grand Prix and the Malaysian Oil and Gas company PETRONAS. The team will make its track debut at this years Formula One opener, the Bahrain Grand Prix on March 14th.
“Within the limits of the new Formula One resource restrictions, the Mercedes GP PETRONAS Formula One Team will be well positioned to achieve our goals. ?We will all strive to present efficient success in the future, knowing at the same time that the new Formula One season with some fundamental rule changes will be a particularly challenging one.”, said Norbert Haug, Vice President of Mercedes-Benz Motorsports.
The deal will have no relationship/consequences, to PETRONAS continuing as the sponsor of this years Malaysian Grand Prix on April 4th at Sepang International Circuit, Kuala Lumpur.