McLaren-Honda F1 truck team saves fuel: Mobil Delvac 1 driver challenge 08 December 2015

The McLaren-Honda Formula 1 truck team has notched up a new record in its Mobil Delvac 1 driver efficiency challenge – 4.8% overall fuel savings during the European legs of the latest Grand Prix season.

The internal competition, which has been running for several years, is designed to reward safe and fuel-efficient driving among McLaren-Honda truck team drivers.

Mobil Delvac 1 LE 5W-30 and Mobilube 1 SHC 75W-90 were filled throughout the McLaren-Honda truck fleet, and its Mercedes-Benz Fleetboard Telematics used to record fuel economy.

Truck drivers were measured on several variables, including throttle pressure and engine usage, across seven European races.

This year, the competition included a new variable – braking as a percentage of the journey distance. The trucks’ branding also celebrated the 90th anniversary of the Mobil Delvac brand of heavy-duty diesel engine oils.

Also, with long-term development of the truck team a key focus of the competition, a new ‘efficiency gains’ category was added to recognise a driver who has achieved the greatest year-on-year improvement.

“Each year, the Mobil Delvac 1 Driver Efficiency Challenge shows that high quality synthetic lubricants – in particular the Mobil Delvac 1 LE 5W-30 and Mobilube 1 SHC 75W-9 used by our truck team – deliver on their fuel efficiency promise,” states Jonathan Neale, acting CEO and chief operating officer, McLaren Racing.

“All our fleet of transporters and trucks use Mobil Delvac 1 engine oils,” he adds.

Brian Tinham

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