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Grand Prix racing – the team

Mobil 1™ and the McLaren-Honda racing team have the longest-running relationship of a Grand Prix race team and an oil company. We’ve been there in the McLaren-Honda garage for more than 300 Championship races since 1995. Before and after the races, we’re there at McLaren Technology Centre working on technological developments alongside their technicians and mechanics.

Johnathan Neale

Jonathan Neale

COO & Acting CEO McLaren Racing
Twitter: @MclarenF1


“There’s no way a small race business like McLaren Racing would be able to perform on a world stage if it wasn’t for high-quality technical partners like ExxonMobil.”

– Jonathan Neale

Jonathan Neale joined McLaren Racing as operations director in 2001 after a decorated aerospace engineering career and was tasked with overseeing the race team’s operations and engineering processes. He was appointed the company’s managing director in 2004, supervising all technical and operational strategy for the whole team.


Matt Morris

Director of Engineering

“ExxonMobil have designed a bespoke engine oil for us that's been optimized around the Honda power unit. The result is a beautifully packaged piece of kit, and it's an area around which we'll continue to push development throughout the season.”

– Matt Morris

After entering the world of Grand Prix racing with British engineering stalwart Cosworth, Matt joined Williams as a systems engineer, before graduating to the team’s head of transmission in 2006. He followed that with a move to Sauber where he became the team’s chief designer, returning to the UK to become McLaren’s engineering director in 2013 where he now works alongside Bruce Crawley, ExxonMobil Motorsport Technology Manager, to ensure the success of the MP4-31.

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