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PETRONAS and Engen win third consecutive World Constructor Championship

Engen Petroleum’s proud association with motor racing has been sealed with yet another victory at the Japanese Grand Prix held on October 10th with the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One™ Team winning their third consecutive FIA Formula One World Constructors Championships secured at the 2016 Formula One Emirates Japanese Grand Prix.

As a member of the PETRONAS group, Engen collaborates with the global lubricants arm of their majority shareholder. PETRONAS Lubricants International (PLI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of PETRONAS is a leading global lubricants player with a strong legacy in lubricants technology. PLI have developed superior lubricants for some of the world’s engineering pioneers, specifically the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula OneTM team.

“Our partnership with PLI gives our customers the best of both worlds,” says John Kennedy, Engen Lubricants Business Manager. “We are proud to say that the current World’s Formula One Champions were powered by our flagship PETRONAS Syntium range which is exclusively available at and distributed by Engen.”

Nico Rosberg took first place and Lewis Hamilton finished third extended the team’s championship lead to 593 points.  Nico’s win also marks PETRONAS and Mercedes 47th victory out of 55 races since the introduction of turbocharged 1.6-litre V6 in 2014, underlining the outstanding performance of this winning partnership and the team’s commitment to succeed. MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula OneTM team completed the season with 765 points in total.

Nico Rosberg completed the 2016 Formula One season with 385 points at Abu Dhabi, securing his first World Driver’s championship, 5 points ahead of his team-mate, Lewis Hamilton.

PETRONAS President and Group Chief Executive Officer, Datuk Wan Zulkiflee Wan Ariffin says, “What initially started as an effort to give the PETRONAS brand global recognition has grown into a world scale business venture, and highly technical R&D efforts that we can proudly call our own.  By embracing PETRONAS’ Shared Values and with the spirit of break – through thinking, perseverance and reive for excellence, we can now proudly say that PETRONAS’ fuel and lubricants have been powering the World’s Formula One Champions.”

Joe Mahlo, General Manager: Engen Sales and Marketing congratulated to the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One ™ Team.  “Locally, our collaboration with PLI is integral to Engen’s success on the African continent.  As a leading producer and manufacturer of a wide range of fuels, lubricants and oil based products we pride ourselves on the delivering world class convenience and technically advanced fuels and lubricant.”

For more information please contact Gavin Smith, Engen Group Communication Manager,   Tel: +27 21 403 4312   Cell: +27 82 379 1700


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