MILTON KEYNES, U.K. — Red Bull Racing Honda will receive an added boost as it charges into the Formula One season, in the form of a new fuel from partner ExxonMobil, developed specifically for this season and the updated Honda power unit.
The Synergy Race Fuel was developed in close collaboration with the team’s power unit supplier, Honda and Red Bull engineers, and it focuses on delivering improved power, performance and protection.
With no fuel development permitted in 2020 and just one fuel specification allowed for this year, ExxonMobil’s technicians focused their attention on the creation of a new formula, designing the new fuel in order to extract maximum performance from Honda’s RA621H power unit in the RB16B.
“Winning in Formula One comes as a result of an incredibly intricate process whereby competitive advantage is assembled from a huge variety of elements, all the way from aerodynamics through to horsepower and creating the optimum fuel for the power unit,” said Christian Horner, Red Bull Racing Honda team principal. “Over the past year ExxonMobil’s specialists have worked closely with our engineers and those at Honda to give us a fuel that works in harmony with our new power unit and the RB16B.
“Each element is a hugely valuable weapon in the team’s arsenal as we go into the fight for this year’s Formula One World Championship.”