The month of June 2017 proved to be one full of celebrations, with Mobil 1-sponsored motorsport teams bringing home three major racing wins around the world.
Towards the end of June, Formula One fans were treated to a dramatic and incident-packed race at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, where Red Bull Racing’s Daniel Ricciardo emerged at the front of the pack in a race that included three safety-car periods and a red-flag race stoppage. Azerbaijan was the 121st win in Formula One for Mobil 1 and Esso, and the first win since Mobil 1 and Esso became Red Bull Racing’s team partners for lubricants and racing fuel.
Earlier in 2017, it was announced that ExxonMobil would be the official fuel, lubricant and motor oil partner to Red Bull Racing in 2017, providing the team with leading-edge Mobil 1 lubricants and Synergy Race Fuels.
In what is touted as the world’s most extreme endurance race, three OEM partners powered by Mobil 1 – Porsche, Toyota and Chevrolet – demonstrated endurance and determination over 24 hours of racing in Le Mans. Living up to its reputation as the most iconic event in the endurance racing calendar, 24 Hours of Le Mans 2017 was an exciting, action-packed race with Porsche clinching the top spot.
And finally, Stewart-Haas Racing driver Kevin Harvick returned to the victory lane with his first win of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup season. Notorious for its technically challenging course, the Sonoma Raceway track features 11 turns demanding both supreme navigation skills and stellar engine performance. Harvick led the race for 24 laps and this is his first win at Sonoma.