quote:According to Shell, all Ferrari's are factory filled with Helix Ultra 5w40. The Formula 1 cars use Helix Ultra 15w50. I've not seen anything from Mobil regarding Formula 1, but they do state that Penske's winning Indy car had OTC 15w50 in it. As far as Castrol goes...who cares?
Originally posted by Pablo: Maybe a bit theoretical , but: We know Shell sponsors Ferrari, Mobil MB/Maclaren and Castrol BMW/Williams - but what kind of: a) motor oil do these guys use - really???
quote:How many drums?... Set dressing.
Originally posted by JSIR: This is not quite F1, but when I was at the Toronto Molson Indy a couple years back, Penske's garage area had large drums of Mobil1 5w-30 located throughout.
quote:I also believe they imply it. I have no idea what oil they use though. Keep a healthy dose of skepticism where race sponsorship is involved. Tony's Indy is monster truck madness without the gravel-voiced announcer. Don't mean to turn to cynicism, but promoters will be promoters. That's in my experience of course. David
As far as Formula 1 goes, Castrol does imply that their sponsored teams use their oil, I believe it.
quote:Yes they are known to run 5w30 (never heard of them using ow30 but it's possible) in qualifying runs because it's only 2-3 laps. As for what they run during the race I'm unsure I hear too many different things. I hear 10w30, 20w50, and a few straight weights mentioned.
Originally posted by Mike: I was watching NASCAR Today? There were talking that a lot the teams were using 0W-?? in qualifing runs, the 0W gave them more HP.