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Lube it | #TheF1Effect | Fuels & Lubrications

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Without Mobil 1’s fuel and lubricant expertise, our engineering technology would be driven to destruction during the course of a Formula 1 grand prix.

A Formula 1 gearbox is relentlessly tested during a grand prix. Racing on the tightest circuits, a racing driver will change gear more than 4000 times – on average, every 1.3 seconds. Yet Mobil 1’s gearbox oil is the most delicate of coatings – at around 20 micrometres thick, it holds the gear teeth apart with a thickness less than that of a human hair.

Inside the engine, the forces at work are equally unrelenting: Mobil 1’s engine oil separates and cools more than 300 moving components, all while withstanding loadings more than 8,500 times greater than the force of gravity.

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Video by McLaren
Duration 00:31
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Series Formula 1
Teams McLaren
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