Expertise in lubricants
TOTAL HAS BEEN A MAJOR PLAYER IN MOTORSPORT FOR OVER 45 YEARS
Our goal is to drive to victory on the race tracks whilst drawing on this motorsport experience to improve the performance of lubricants offered to the general public.
F1 ENGINE STANDARD ROAD CAR THE DESIGN OF AN IS CLOSELY SIMILAR TO THAT OF A STANDARD ROAD CAR
NEVERTHELESS THE OPERATING CONDITIONS OF BOTH ENGINE ARE DIFFERENT
An F1 engine’s rotational speed (up to 12 000 rpm) is twice as fast as a standard road car engine and oil circulates 3 times faster
LUBRICANTS PLAY A SIMILAR ROLE IN BOTH ENGINES
Their role is to protect mechanical parts against wear generated by friction, resist against oxidation and cool the engine parts.
In Formula 1, reducing friction helps to increase engine performance and power. In standard engines, at comparable engine speed, reducing energy losses generates fuel savings. The principle is the same in both cases: reducing friction helps to save energy. On a race circuit, the result is improved performance. On the road, better fuel economy.
OIL HAS A TWOFOLD ACTION
Its fluidity provides better lubrication for mechanical parts. At the same time, its molecules spread over the surface of engine parts to form a protective coating. This extends the service life of the engine parts.
TOTAL DRAWS ON ITS EXPERIENCE FROM MOTORSPORT
in order to meet the requirements of motorists around the world.
THE SAME TEAM OF ENGINEERS AND TECHNICIANS
conduct research and development work on lubricants for use both in motorsport applications and by the general public.
TOTAL QUARTZ oils developed based on the technological requirements for motorsports applications, ensure that engines are better protected, cleaner, more efficient and longer-lasting.