Petronas to debut new Mercedes fuel in Barcelona

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Mercedes will get a boost next week thanks to fuel partner Petronas which has concocted a new proprietary mixture specifically for the W08's power unit.

Mercedes' Andy Cowell recently revealed that the German manufacturer improved in almost all areas of its engine units.

Petronas has followed suit with its Primax fuel, elaborated after extensive research at its facility in Italy and as a result of it working hand in hand with Mercedes' engineers.

"The new power unit will seek better performance by moving the limits in terms of duration of energy conversion," explained Petronas motorsport manager Andrea Dolfi.

"For this reason, the Petronas Primax new fuel and Petronas Syntium engine oil were reformulated to meet the demands of the Mercedes engineers."

As it seeks to improve energy deployment in 2017, Dolfi insisted the fuel gains will play a role in the car's performance.

"The value in performance is significant. I can't say more because the data is sensitive, but we are satisfied with the work that has been done."

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