Formula 1 is one of the fastest sports on the planet where man and machine work together to produce a spectating marvel. A sport whereby thousandths of a second make a difference and engineering genius, design and craftsmanship are just as important as the skill of the athlete.
The car itself is put under a huge amount of strain, the g-force experienced by a formula 1 car when cornering is 6g twice that of a space shuttle launch. It can reach speeds of up to 200mph and generates enough heat and kinetic energy to provide an extra 160bhp.
With this level of mechanical demand, every aspect of the vehicle needs to work together in the most efficient and effective way possible. The McLaren Mercedes team trusts Mobilith SHC to deliver the very best out of their equipment and with a proven track record, it speaks for itself.
Two viscosities are used in the McLaren Mercedes Formula One car, Mobilith SHC 1500 in the tripod joints on the driveshaft, and Mobilith SHC 220 in the car’s wheel bearings (used adjacent to the red hot brakes), generating heat that creates an extra 160bhp. This grease is so good at performing under extreme conditions that the McLaren Mercedes cars have never suffered a wheel bearing failure in over 300 races and countless practice and test laps.
This technology is not exclusive to McLaren Mercedes, in fact Mobilth SHC has increased performance across a wide range of specialist manufacturing and plant applications. With a capability to withstand high temperatures, Mobilith SHC provides extreme reliability minimising the risk of failure which may lead to costly downtime whilst improving efficiency, reducing carbon emissions and cutting overheads.
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