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A Grand Prix race car is a pretty violent experiment: The engine can rev up to 15,000 rpm, the gearbox withstanding 3,000 gearshifts per race, and engine oil exposed to temperatures of up to 300 degrees Celsius / 572 degrees Fahrenheit. Our job isn’t easy under these circumstances. Mobil 1™ lubricants separate and cool more than 300 moving parts, withstand engine forces thousands of times greater than the force of gravity and protect against the stresses generated from a car with an output of over 600 brake horsepower (bhp). Mobil 1 and McLaren-Honda work together to make that happen – and our success on the track helps us develop road products that keep your engine performing at its best, year after year.

McLaren-Honda MP4-31

Specs: Time to shift gear = 50ms
Speed: 0 – 100 kph in 2.3 seconds
McLaren-Honda MP4-31 race car

Mobil 1™ engine oil


Reducing friction in an engine is essential to maximizing power and performance. Special engine oils are developed to provide increased power and help improve engine efficiency.

Mobilube 1 SHC™ Racing Gear Oil


Provides reduced fluid traction losses, helps improve gearbox efficiency and helps in delivering more power to the rear wheels.

Mobilith SHC™ 1500 grease


Lubricates the four tripod joints on the drive-shafts, resisting the high temperatures generated by the exhaust and braking systems.

Mobilith SHC™ 220 grease


Minimizes rolling resistance in the car's ceramic wheel bearings to help maximize speed.

Mobil™ High-Performance Race Fuel


Helps provide improved engine power and reduced power degradation during the life of the engine. Fuel is also developed to maximize energy content and reduce engine knock to help improve engine efficiency.

Mobil SHC™ hydraulic oil


Running at over 200 bar and 100 degrees Celsius (212 degrees Fahrenheit), this fluid is an essential part of the hydraulic system, which controls gear shift, the throttles, and operation of the Drag Reduction System (DRS) and steering systems.

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