Red Bull Racing: Lube Up

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Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, David is a petrol head through-and- through who enjoys driving karts and riding motorcycles when not working up the next blend of ExxonMobil fuel and engine oil for Red Bull Racing. He currently resides in the lake-filled city of Minneapolis, Minnesota, with a passion for travelling, highlighted by three fully filled passports and a fourth well on its way. David is the Global Motorsport Technology Manager for ExxonMobil and is responsible for managing the technical side of the Mobil 1 and Esso motorsport sponsorships, headlined by the Red Bull Racing Formula One Team.

David commented: “We’ve been working very closely with Red Bull Racing since our partnership began at the start of the year, both at our base and trackside at every Grand Prix. Over these past five months we’ve established a very effective and trustworthy relationship with the engineering team at Red Bull Racing as we look to further develop our Esso fuels and Mobil 1 lubricants throughout the season. “Our ambition is to introduce as many product upgrades as possible to the car this season, which in turn, will deliver an increase in horsepower and reliability to the engine. Now that our ExxonMobil team is fully integrated into the engineering heart of Red Bull Racing, we can focus on delivering maximum performance from the power unit for the remainder of the year.”

Many scientists and technicians from around the world contribute to the ExxonMobil Grand Prix racing development programme. In addition to David, who will travel to at least eight Grand Prix races this season, a trackside technician will be present at each race to analyse the fuels and lubricants inside Daniel and Max’s cars to ensure they are efficient and provide optimal performance.

The state-of- the-art ExxonMobil research and engineering facility located in Paulsboro, New Jersey, USA, is where the Grand Prix Racing product development takes place while technical support for fuel is also provided by a team in the United Kingdom. The US facility features world-class laboratories for product development and performance testing to deliver innovative technology on and off the track.

There is no greater environment than a V6 turbocharged engine for ExxonMobil to test and develop its Mobil 1 lubricant and Esso Synergy Race Fuel, transferring its technology and learnings directly to the road.

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Always finding ways to keep his hands full, Krado loves to tinker with his car whenever he has the free time. Usually ends in tears or a multiple fluid facial.

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