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Surprising Red Bull Triumph at Shanghai


Red Bull celebrated their first win in the still young season courtesy of Daniel Ricciardo. In the Chinese GP, the Australian made it to the top step, with Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes) and Kimi Räikkönen (Ferrari) completing the podium. Sebastian Vettel, winner of the first two GPs of the season and Räikkönen’s teammate, had to settle for finishing eighth as he lost a lot of time due to a collision caused by Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen. Nonetheless, Vettel still holds the lead in the championship standings. Meanwhile, the battle for the constructors’ title couldn’t be closer, with the Scuderia and the Silver Arrows title being virtually tied for the lead (Mercedes 85, Ferrari 84). And RAVENOL partner Force India scored their first manufacturers championship points in the season, at Shanghai.

The competition in a high-tech motor sport, on a high-end level, forces the engineers to permanently enhance the technology used and take it to the next level. A goal all the Formula One teams are working hard for. The Sahara Force India F1 Team’s single-seater for the 2018 season, for instance, the VJM11, is powered by the same Mercedes M09 EQ power+ engine as the 2018 Mercedes works cars. An engine that proved to be extremely reliable in all the three GPs contested to date. Motor-racing engine oil experts RAVENOL who can hark back to more than 70 years of experience when it comes to high-quality lubricants for a variety of different applications are the ‘Official Lubricants Partner’ of Team Sahara Force India that can look back on 10 years of successful F1 history. This intense technical partnership is visually underlined—among other things—by the RAVENOL logotype on the car, the driver overalls, and the team gear.

The next race will be held on April 29th at Baku, Azerbaijan, at 16:10hrs (local time). And from July 20th to 22nd, Formula One will make its Hockenheim stop, allowing German motor-racing enthusiasts the chance of witnessing the race action at the pinnacle of motor racing at the Hockenheimring live on site.

A New Season of GT3 Action is Upon Us

This past weekend the ADAC GT Masters season kicked off at the usual Motorsport Arena Oschersleben. This race meeting offers the chance of taking a first look at the exciting, new racers of the different manufactures involved. For years now, the ADAC GT Masters field has been featuring one of the most spectacular starting grids in the European [...]

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RAVENOL Confirmed as Volkswagen Racing Cup Oil Partner for 2018

The Milltek Sport Volkswagen Racing Cup are pleased to announce a new partnership for 2018 with lubrication specialists RAVENOL.RAVENOL are justifiably proud of what they do. RAVENOL's Research and Development Department, based in North Germany, is one of the most technically advanced in the world, producing some of the most innovative lubricants on the market today, [...]

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The Countdown to Lights out in the 2018 Formula 1 Season Is On

20 vehicles–20 international race meetings. This weekend, the waiting will be over as the pinnacle of motor racing starts its new season! With the extensive testing being over, the team must now focus on lights out in Melbourne, Australia, on the 25th of March. The Australian GP circuit, where the lap record (1:24.125 minutes) is still [...]

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The New Sahara Force India VJM11 Has Been Launched

In the run-up to and right before the beginning of the F1 pre-season tests at Barcelona, RAVENOL’s partner Sahara Force India publicly launch their new racing car for the 2018 Formula One season: the VJM11.The two Force India drivers, Sergio Perez und Esteban Ocon, jointly unveiled the new car to showcase the vehicle for the motor-racing [...]

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RAVENOL Partners with Sahara Force India Formula 1 Team

Sahara Force India is pleased to announce a partnership with RAVENOL, the high-quality lubricants specialistsRavensberger Schmierstoffvertrieb GmbH based in Werther, Germany, has been manufacturing and marketing high-quality lubricants under the brand name “RAVENOL” since 1946. Their Research and Development Department, one of the most technically advanced in the world, is where some of the most [...]

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Eurotech Racing Announce New Engine Supplier and Lubricant Partnership

Eurotech Racing have today confirmed they will be reverting to the 2013 championship winning combination of Honda Civic Type R’s and Neil Brown built Honda engines, alongside this Eurotech have agreed a new technical partnership with RAVENOL Lubricants.Eurotech Chief Engineer Adam Tanner explained ‘various factors have made the change from the Swindon TOCA engine package [...]

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Exclusive Lifestyle Event Lion's Run Started—and RAVENOL Is a Part of It

The time has come! Europe's rich and beautiful as well as some semi-mad people go for it once again. Today, the organisers of the Lion's Run already welcome the majority of competitors at the pre-start in the Hublot Boutique located in Munich’s Maximilianstraße before the field with its exclusive vehicles will hit the road to Salzburg [...]

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Numerous Highlights and World Premieres at the Largest Water Sports Fair—boot Düsseldorf

“The ‘boot’ showcases everything making the hearts of the water-sports enthusiasts beat faster,” says fair boss Werner Matthias DornscheidtFrom January 20th to 28th, the 'Internationale Bootsausstellung Düsseldorf', also called ‘boot Düsseldorf’, opens its gates for the public. It is regarded as the biggest water-sports fair in the world, featuring different topic areas, such as sailing, [...]

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Night of Freestyle on Tour with RAVENOL in 2018

Night of Freestyle—the ultimate freestyle show with its jaw-dropping stunts and some of the most extreme athletes of the planet once again is touring in Germany, in 2018. Lubricant experts RAVENOL are involved with the event. In addition to numerous presentation formats on site, RAVENOL also makes their entire product range available to the drivers. [...]

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