Mercedes extends Petronas partnership
24 May 2014 – Mercedes has signed a "long-term extension" to its title partnership with Malaysian oil and gas company Petronas.
The new deal was announced during a press conference in Monte-Carloon Friday, attended by Tan Sri Dato' Shamsul Azhar Abbas, Petronas President and Group CEO, Dr Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management, Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz cars, and Toto Wolff, Head of Mercedes-Benz Motorsport.
"It is a proud moment to further extend this agreement and build towards a decade of partnership between Mercedes-Benz and Petronas," Wolff, who has been at the helm since early 2013, said of the development.
Mercedes teamed up with Petronas in 2010, when it joined the grid as a works team for the first time since 1955.
To mark the renewal, the cars of Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg will featured enhanced Petronas branding.