Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant Formula One® Team and Valvoline™ Global Operations Announce Strategic Partnership

6 July 2023

Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant Formula One® Team and Valvoline – two brands rich in motorsport history – are proud to announce a long-term technical and brand partnership.

Valvoline Global becomes AMF1 Team's Official Lubricant Partner and commences at this weekend's Aramco British Grand Prix at Silverstone (July 7-9), where the AMR23 cars of Fernando Alonso and Lance Stroll will carry the iconic Valvoline brand colours.

The AMF1 Team and Valvoline Global will work closely together to develop Valvoline products that will enhance the performance and success of the AMF1 Team. This will also benefit the Valvoline brand's global reach and development of future products to help drive the automotive world forward toward a more sustainable future.

As one of the original motorsport sponsors and creator of the first-ever racing oil, the Valvoline brand has always brought innovative products and solutions to the racetrack. Further, with more than 250 years of combined heritage and expertise, the AMF1 Team and Valvoline Global share a mutual passion to invent, challenge, and win – on and off the track.

"The Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant F1 Team and Valvoline Global are both driven by more – driven by the desire not just to win but to go even further," said Jamal Muashsher, CEO, Valvoline Global. "This is the start of a powerful, dynamic partnership. We are excited to be part of the team's journey, and we look forward to our shared successes and innovation."

"Everyone at the Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant F1 Team is delighted to welcome Valvoline Global as our Official Lubricant Partner," said Mike Krack, Team Principal, AMF1. "From this weekend's British GP, Valvoline Global will provide race-proven lubricants for our AMR23 to help drive performance. This long-term partnership with Valvoline Global will also benefit our new works power unit partnership with Honda from 2026 with bespoke lubricants."

The Valvoline brand partnership launches with a special one-off livery during the British Grand Prix and will then continue with prominent on-car branding for the rest of the 2023 season.

Watch the announcement film here.