1981 first Grand Prix win
I was thrilled to be able to give
Mobil 1 its first F1 victory.
Alan Jones - Williams-Ford Driver
Birth of a winner In 1974, the first Mobil 1 fully synthetic motor oil was born, achieving far superior lubrication properties than those of conventional oils
The Heritage – A Long History of Motorsports Performance
Mobil 1 engine oils have long been the lubricant of choice for race teams competing in the most demanding and popular motorsports series across the globe.
The history of Mobil 1 in motorsports dates back to the early 1970s, competing in rallying; however our involvement in racing became more official in 1978 through sponsorship of the Williams Formula 1™ team and the 1987 sponsorship of Rusty Wallace’s No. 27 car in NASCAR®. From that time, the presence of Mobil 1 on race tracks and circuits has grown to global proportions. Today, Mobil 1 synthetic oil is relied on for its ability to deliver exceptional engine performance and protection even under some of the most extreme conditions. Automotive technicians, race car drivers, team owners and the world’s leading automotive manufacturers can all testify to the advanced technology delivered by Mobil 1 lubricants.
Before the oil goes in
Mobil 1 Motorsports Photo Gallery
We enjoy a long association with many of the world's most popular and successful race teams, including Stewart-Haas Racing’s NASCAR® Sprint Cup Series team, and many others such as Porsche Motorsport, where Mobil 1 is embraced as an 'Official Technology Partner' in global cooperation of all works-supported activities, all international Carrera Cups and the title partnership of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup – the world’s fastest one-make series. Mobil 1 is also the Official Motor Oil of NASCAR® and contributes to the growth of grassroots racing initiatives all around the world.
Motorsports continues to form a key element of our heritage and pedigree. We are pushing ahead with new technological advances to improve our range of oils and lubricants, fuelled by our own desire to contribute to outstanding performance on the track as well as on the road.
The car is literally a high-speed moving laboratory for us
Bruce Crawley – ExxonMobil Motorsport Technology Manager
Oil protection Mobil 1 synthetic gear oil helps separate the surfaces with a special protective film of fluid that is 80 times finer than a human hair
The Inside Track – Get behind the scenes
We’re working on the inside to provide you with exclusive access. Whether you’re a fan of Grand Prix Racing, NASCAR® or Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup, the inside track is the place to view our latest videos, explore the cars, learn about the teams and download brand-new wallpapers.
Engine effectiveness Mobil 1 engine oil performs effectively to over 300°C (hot enough to melt tin)
Engine forces Mobil 1 engine oil withstands engine forces 8,500 times greater than the force of gravity
Tech Talk with Bruce W. Crawley
Bruce W. Crawley is one of ExxonMobil’s foremost technical experts, having joined the company in 1982. He leads a team of scientists and trackside engineers who develop innovative products and support motorsports partnerships in multiple categories around the world.
The racetrack is the ultimate stage for new technology and innovations. Our advanced products go to work in race cars to help improve their performance and efficiency. Motorsports defines us. It’s integral to how we develop technologies and constantly push the boundaries.
Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup
Mobil 1 has enjoyed a long association with many of the world’s most popular and successful series and race teams including NASCAR® team Stewart-Haas Racing, the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup series and many others. To learn more about the Mobil 1 race teams competing around the world, choose from one of the options below.