Red Bull Racing make ExxonMobil switch

Formula One team signs deal to replace Total as oil supplier.

Red Bull Racing make ExxonMobil switch

Red Bull Racing have confirmed that ExxonMobil will be their fuel and lubricant supplier for the 2017 Formula One season.

ExxonMobil has left a 21-year partnership with McLaren to become the new provider to the Austrian team.

Red Bull previously had a deal in place with Total, a partner of the team's engine provider Renault. Despite making the switch to ExxonMobil, Red Bull will continue to use the French automotive company's engines in 2017.

"Mobil 1 and Red Bull Racing are two global brands that share a passion for racing, performance and innovation," said Red Bull team principal Christian Horner. "Mobil 1 has been an iconic brand in Formula 1 for more than 30 years and our new partnership provides us with a unique opportunity to tap into ExxonMobil’s world class expertise."

Red Bull finished second in the 2016 constructors’ championship with the emergence of Dutch driver Max Verstappen being their highlight of the season. Both Verstappen and his Australian teammate Daniel Ricciardo won one race apiece, with Ricciardo finishing third in the drivers’ standings, behind the Mercedes pair of Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton.