San Marino GP: Shell technical briefing

NEW SHELL V-POWER FUEL TO DEBUT AT THE SAN MARINO GRAND PRIX Fuel: *Shell has developed a new fuel, Shell V-Power ULG62L/3, for the use of Scuderia Ferrari at Imola. *This new fuel formulation has a higher volatility than that of ...

NEW SHELL V-POWER FUEL TO DEBUT AT THE SAN MARINO GRAND PRIX

Fuel:

*Shell has developed a new fuel, Shell V-Power ULG62L/3, for the use of Scuderia Ferrari at Imola.

*This new fuel formulation has a higher volatility than that of its predecessor. Shell V-Power ULG62L/3 has been developed by Shell's Formula One fuel development team to produce more power for the Prancing Horse.

*Mike Evans, Shell's Formula One Fuels Project Leader explains: "This new fuel blend is the result of much research and development between Shell and Scuderia Ferrari. Its introduction in Imola marks the arrival of yet another high performing fuel, which we can add to Shell's vast portfolio of fuels for the team. However, we will of course work hard to develop our products with Ferrari even further over the remaining 15 races."

Engine and gearbox lubricants:

*At the San Marino Grand Prix, Shell will be retaining the following products; engine oil Shell Helix SL-0932 and gearbox oil Shell Spirax L6285.

*Racing conditions at Imola are generally not known to be the harshest of the season. However, the fast straights and challenging curbs cannot be under-estimated, as they do create a tough operating environment for the engine.

*In order to protect the Ferrari engine and create a solid base from which to work and gain points, Shell has sought to be consistent in its choice of lubricant package with Ferrari's suite of Shell Helix and Shell Spirax products.

Shell fact:

*Shell and Ferrari were technical partners at the very first round of the Formula One World Championship in Britain, 1950.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Mike Evans
Teams Ferrari