Today is the big day: the Global Research & Technology Centre is being inaugurated
Today – In the “Year of Technology” – PETRONAS opens its Global Research & Technology Centre, the ultimate innovation cluster. March 14, 2018 – PLI’s and Mercedes-AMG’s managements, in front of the world’s media and of many VIP guests, have sealed the official opening of the centre.
“This event brings together many of the most exciting strands of PLI’s development and showcases them in what we believe is now the most advanced R&T centre of its kind in our industry.”
Giuseppe D’Arrigo - Group Chief Executive Officer di PLI
Sustainability, technology and success, in the partnership with Mercedes
There are no secrets behind the success of the collaboration between PETRONAS and Mercedes, but facts. The first is that PETRONAS has studied a technology of innovative products, able to lubricate the most powerful engine in the world. The second is that this engine is hybrid and marks a huge step towards sustainability.
The third is that this partnership has made it possible to achieve great victories.
“As a company, PLI is dedicated to moving the world with better, more efficient fluid technology solutions. Our success in achieving that goal leads to the success of our customers and partners, which is exemplified by Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Motorsport’s tally of four consecutive constructors’ and drivers’ championship titles.”
Giuseppe D’Arrigo - Group Chief Executive Officer, PLI
“FTS is the cornerstone of this technology that enables our partners like the Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Motorsport team to maximize their winning potential every time they go out on the track”
Dato Sri Syed Zainal Abidin Syed Mohd Tahir - Vice President of Downstream Marketing, PETRONAS
The best drivers to the opening of our pole of excellence
The drivers Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas couldn’t miss the grand opening of the Global Research & Technology Centre, and they attended the event as special guests.
The 4-time world champion Hamilton, with 3 titles obtained with Mercedes, has the primacy in his blood: he was the youngest driver to get into Formula 1 and, in his career, he got more pole position than any other driver (no less than 72).
Valtteri Bottas, his team-mate, who won the third place in the 2017 Formula 1 Championship, is a talented driver, protagonist of amazing comebacks and overtakes that held with bated breath fans all over the world.
The big entrance
The two drivers showed up in their own way, playing on the spectacular aspect of their job. Driving a Mercedes-AMG C-Class they appeared from a curve behind the Global Research & Technology Centre, going to reach the Formula 1 car located in front of the entrance of the centre.