More than fifty years ago, researchers at Mobil faced a daunting challenge from the U.S. military. As planes returned to their aircraft carriers, cold in-flight temperatures froze the wheel-bearing grease in the landing gear, leading to bearing failure. Mobil devised a way of synthesizing grease that retained its lubricating characteristics over a wider range of temperatures than was possible with mineral based grease.
In 1974, Mobil 1™ synthetic engine oil was born and as recently as 2002 was reformulated to contain the Proprietary Multi-Layer Anti-Wear Technology. Mobil 1™ has been at the forefront of automotive lubricants technology for over 30 years. Through its ongoing involvement in motor racing has presented unique opportunities to develop and test products under extreme conditions, the benefits of which can also be seen today in Mobil’s on and off-track products.
Mobil 1™ enters its 30th year with the Team, in a year in which the company continues on as a co-naming rights partner across both Walkinshaw Andretti United entries.