The Mercedes Formula One team will extend its title and technical partnership with Malaysian oil company Petronas from 2026, it was announced on Wednesday.

Mercedes has won the constructor’s title eight times since partnering with Petronas in 2010, although drivers Lewis Hamilton and George Russell have yet to win a race this season.

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“Today we are doing something a little different – ​​we are announcing a partnership starting in four years,” said CEO and team leader Toto Wolff.

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“This sends an important signal that our team and Petronas are no longer just partners, we are a family and we will be one team for many years to come.

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“From 2026, advanced sustainable fuels will be at the heart of Formula 1 performance and this provides us with a great opportunity to showcase our expertise in this area through both powertrain and Petronas Fluid Technology Solutions.”

Wolf, Hamilton and Russell are in Kuala Lumpur ahead of the Singapore Grand Prix this weekend at Marina Bay Street.