FOUR-time Formula One champion racing driver Lewis Hamilton was centre stage when Malaysian oil and giant PETRONAS launched a new product into the Australian market this week.

Hamilton and a team of senior PETRONAS exectives used the upcoming Melbourne round of the Formula One championships to  Lubricants International (PLI) to their premium motor oil lubricant, PETRONAS Syntium with CoolTech, in Australia.

Highlighting the fact that the same lubricant will be used in the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One car driven by Hamilton at the Melbourne Formula One race, the
PETRONAS executives said the new lubricant, which isy formulated to fight excessive engine heat, keep smooth oil flow and maintain optimum engine performance,  is ideally suited to Australian conditions.

The engine oil is engineered with strong oil chains to effectively absorb and transfer excessive engine heat caused by modern driving conditions such as traffic congestion, driving up steep inclines and continuous acceleration on highways. It was developed and tested at the PETRONAS state-of-art laboratories in Turin, Italy to ensure it performs well as the first line of defense against excessive engine heat.

“PETRONAS takes great pride in redefining automotive fluid technology with our new product. PETRONAS Syntium with CoolTech is not only another breakthrough. It is the trusted lubricant brand for millions of drivers in 80 markets globally. Our strong footing in these markets provides us with the right foundation to capture new growth opportunities to seal our position as one of the World’s Top Lubricant Companies in the coming years,” said PETRONAS Vice President of Downstream Marketing, Dato’ Sri Syed Zainal Abidin Syed Mohd Tahir. .

PETRONAS Lubricants International began their Australian operations back in 2000, with partnerships with CNH Industrial and Iveco. In 2016, PETRONAS began progressively offering its high performance product portfolio to the Australian automotive industry, a highly lucrative market with strong potential for growth.

“Since opening our Australian office in 2016, we’ve seen increasing demand for our high quality synthetic motor oils by all user groups. This launch officially provides Australian drivers with access to a premium motor oil that delivers optimum driving performance and reliability,” said Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of PETRONAS Lubricants International (PLI), Giuseppe D’Arrigo.

Mr D’Arrigo said PETRONAS Syntium with oCoolTech is proven to outperform conventional oil by up to +63% better in heat transfer capacity to better handle escalating heat inside the engine and up to +51% more efficient than conventional oil in dissipating damaging excessive engine heat. These benefits help to keep engine temperature running close to normal engine operating temperature, even under severe driving conditions.

“PETRONAS Syntium with CoolTech is the product of our commitment to technology and collaboration with the Mercedes AMG PETRONAS Motorsport in top tier racing. Through the application of our Fluid Technology Solutions approach, the same on-track engineering and expertise are brought into the development of products for the benefit of users on the road,” he added.