Valtteri Bottas Appointed Petronas Global Brand Ambassador

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“It’s a great feeling to arrive in Kuala Lumpur as a PETRONAS-backed driver for the first time.”, Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Motorsport. Photo Credit – Getty Images

PETRONAS is proud to announce the appointment of Valtteri Bottas as the company’s global brand ambassador. The appointment comes following Valtteri’s move to join Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Motorsport to replace Nico Rosberg who retired from Formula One at the end of last season.

In his capacity as brand ambassador, Valtteri will be the new face of PETRONAS’ range of products and will participate in a number of PETRONAS’ global marketing, communication and promotional programmes and activities alongside teammate Lewis Hamilton.

To familiarise himself with Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Motorsport’s technical partner, Valtteri visited PETRONAS at its headquarters in Kuala Lumpur today and took a glimpse into the company that powered the Silver Arrows to three consecutive driver and constructors’ championship in the modern Formula One era.

The 27-year old also met with PETRONAS’ top management, interacted with staff and the media before he visited PETRONAS’ Research Centre in Bangi, Selangor ahead of the Chinese Grand Prix this weekend.

PETRONAS and Mercedes-Benz entered into an agreement in 2010 that has evolved into a full technical partnership where PETRONAS is responsible for the design, development and delivery of customised lubricants, fuel and transmission fluids to power the Silver Arrows.

PETRONAS’ Fluid Technology Solutions™ has led the team to win 53 out of 61 races in the past three seasons, marking the most dominant campaign ever recorded in the sport.

This partnership has also enabled PETRONAS to utilise the experience and technology gained in Formula One to engineer superior quality fuels, lubricants and oils for road going cars for the benefits of its customers worldwide.

Noor Afiza M. Yusof, General Manager, Brand Management, Group Strategic Communications PETRONAS
“As Title and Technical Partner to the Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Motorsport, we are pleased to welcome Valtteri Bottas into the PETRONAS family as our Brand Ambassador. He is focused, result-driven and down to earth and this aligns well with PETRONAS’ values and beliefs. It is an association that we are excited about and are naturally committed to. We look forward to working with Valtteri towards realising this association’s strong potential.”

Valtteri Bottas (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈʋɑltːeɾi ˈbotːɑs]; born 28 August 1989) is a Finnish racing driver.

Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Motorsport
“It’s a great feeling to arrive in Kuala Lumpur as a PETRONAS-backed driver for the first time. I’m so proud to become a global brand ambassador for PETRONAS this season and I’m looking forward to working together to make all Malaysians proud. This was my first chance to visit the Twin Towers and the Research Centre and I’ve already learnt a lot about PETRONAS and the work that goes into creating the specialist fuels, oils and lubricants that have powered the Silver Arrows to such great success. My focus now is on continuing that success as we move forward together into a new era of Formula One.”



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