With the British Grand Prix just days away, ExxonMobil is teaming up with Brawn GP to supply its fuel and Mobil 1 lubricants for the 2009 FIA Formula One season.

Ross Brawn, team principal at Brawn GP, said: “As a new team in Formula One we are delighted to have secured the support, experience and technical know-how of ExxonMobil through Vodafone McLaren Mercedes. ExxonMobil’s long-running association with Mercedes-Benz will provide us with a technical platform that we can really build upon and demonstrate early success this season.”

ExxonMobil said the move builds on Mobil 1’s 31 year involvement with Formula One, which has been used to develop new Mobil 1 products an innovations – and ultimately transferring that technology from the track to the road.

Harry Shablom, ExxonMobil global motorsport manager, said: “Formula One is the ultimate technological proving ground for the research and development of Mobil 1 lubricants and ExxonMobil fuels, so by widening our participation in the sport we will be able to achieve further technological improvements for use at both the pinnacle of motorsport and on the road.”