|In conjunction with the weekend’s Malaysian Grand Prix, Mercedes AMG F1 Team’s title sponsors Petronas conducted an introduction of the new Syntium “CoolTech” lubricants in the presence of last season’s F1 runner-up Nico Rosberg.|
Rosberg, who’s here for the Malaysian GP from 28 – 29 March, had arrived a week earlier to fulfill Petronas’ planned activities. Reigning Champion Lewis Hamilton is expected to touch down within a day or two to complete the roster. Petronas, working with the Mercedes F1 team, is leveraging on its 20 years experience in F1 and sixth year with the team to develop a myriad of high quality race fuel, lubes and functional fluids.
The new Petronas Syntium CoolTech is the brand’s flagship or top-of-the-line Passenger Car Motor Oil lubricant, which has been purposefully engineered to block out excessive engine heat and maintain optimum engine performance. The ingredient inside the lube contains robust oil chains that effectively absorb and transfer excessive heat from critical engine parts. As the lube puts a hold on engine heat at its source, the engine invariably performs at an optimum temperature thus ensuring optimum driving performance. There are three benefits to be attained from the CoolTech lubricant; first, it prevents engine failure; second, it delays oil thickening; and third, it maintains optimum performance.
Petronas’ COO Eric Holthusen remarked, “Oxidizing or oil thickening as the consequence of frequent exposure to high temperatures will limit the lubricants’ ability to travel around the engine, thus robbing its ability to absorb and transfer heat away from the internal engine parts.”
“This is where the Syntium CoolTech comes in. Its strong chains deliver exceptional oxidation stability to protect the engine and ensure minimal oil thickening as the consequence of high operating temperatures, while ensuring lubrication of critical engine components thus preventing detrimental wear and tear,” he added.
The Petronas Syntium CoolTech adheres to International Standards, thanks to these specifications: Better resistance to CAM wear by more than 70 percent, more effective oxidation resistance in the excess of 60 percent and protection against piston deposit build-up by more than 30 percent. The new Petronas lube actually exceeds International standars of the API (American Petroleum Institute), International Lubricants Standardization and Approval Committee and European Automobile Manufacturer’s Association.
Petronas Syntium CoolTech is an effective lubricant, on and off track, for Nico Rosberg
Rosberg’s did his bid during the Petronas Syntium CoolTech introduction and gave Taxi ride to a lucky winner. Rosberg drove a Mercedes-Benz GLA 45 AMG, along with that lucky person, round the Binjai multi-storey car park in the vicinity of KLCC (Kuala Lumpur City Center). Prior to that, the main championship contender gave his opinions about the Syntium CoolTech, “F1 regulations now depict the use of smaller engines and despite the downsizing, the same amount of power is produced which caused more heat to be generated inside the power unit. As such, it puts a great deal of stress on the moving parts. With that in mind, engine oil becomes an integral role in managing temperature and preventing heat-related damage.”
Petronas, through the use of Fluid Technology Solutions, monitors the Mercedes F1 car’s fluid requirements, on and off track. The Oil & Gas company subsequently provides tailor-made products and expect services to the team.
The Petronas Syntium CoolTech lubricant, available in Syntium CoolTech 800, Syntium CoolTech 3000 and Syntium CoolTech 7000, is expected to roll out in stages at selected stations and LubeXperts outlets from May onwards.