Valvoline and Aston Martin Aramco Formula One Team Collaborate to Celebrate Valvoline Mechanics Month

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Valvoline Global Operations and Aston Martin Aramco Formula One Team join forces to celebrate Valvoline Mechanics Month. Photo Valvoline Global Operations

The Aston Martin Aramco Formula One Team together with its Official Lubricant Partner Valvoline Global, today announced plans for a collaborative Valvoline Mechanics Month initiative.

The annual initiative celebrates the vital role of mechanics globally, recognizing their work to improve the efficiency, reliability, and performance of all transportation from road cars to F1.

Aston Martin Aramco will partner with Valvoline Global on multiple activations over the course of the year. A partnership with a local further education college will provide aspiring mechanics with vital work experience and insight into the world of Formula One. Over 30 students will be invited to join the team at the AMR Technology Campus and trackside, providing lessons and invaluable hands-on experience in the lead-up to the British Grand Prix. At the end of the four-month programme, two students will be selected for an additional week of work experience, further enhancing their knowledge of working on Formula One race cars while under the mentorship of highly skilled Aston Martin Aramco mechanics.

During March, the Valvoline Mechanics Month emblem will adorn the helmets of the race team’s pit crew at the Bahrain, Saudi Arabian and Australian Grands Prix. An all-new social media-based content series will also be launched. ‘Mechanic’ will showcase the working lives of team technicians across the 2024 FIA Formula 1 World Championship.

Andy Stevenson, Sporting Director, Aston Martin Aramco Formula One Team, quote: “Aston Martin Aramco is proud to support Valvoline Mechanics Month, an initiative that our partner, Valvoline Global, established and has supported for many years. Together we recognized the crucial work of mechanics who are sometimes the unsung heroes, and keep Lance, Fernando, and the rest of us on the road. We are looking forward to welcoming local student mechanics to the AMR Technology Campus at Silverstone for an inspirational and educational experience. We hope they have a positive and rewarding time to support their future careers.

Robert Kenny, Chief Brand & Digital Officer, Valvoline Global, quote: “Valvoline Global is thrilled to join forces with Aston Martin Aramco in celebrating Valvoline Mechanics Month and recognizing the invaluable contributions of mechanics worldwide. Our collaboration underscores the importance of supporting and cultivating the next generation of automotive technicians. Our goal is to provide aspiring mechanics with hands-on experience and mentorship opportunities that will equip them for successful careers in the automotive industry.”


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