Force India has confirmed a new partnership with high-quality lubricants specialists RAVENOL for the 2018 Formula 1 season. 

The Ravensberger Schmierstoffvertrieb GmbH based in Germany, has manufactured and marketed lubricants under the brand name “RAVENOL” since 1946, and is renowned for boasting one of the most technically advanced development departments in the world. 

Force India says the RAVENOL “meets and exceeds the requirements of the most ambitious vehicle manufacturers”, with the company set to supply its lubricants directly to the Silverstone-based outfit’s development center.

As part of the partnership, RAVENOL’s branding will appear on the bargeboard of  Force India’s 2018 challenger - the VJM11 - as well as on the race overalls of drivers Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon.

“I’m delighted to welcome RAVENOL to the team as we prepare for the start of the 2018 season,” Force India team principal Vijay Mallya said. “Formula 1 represents a fantastic opportunity for RAVENOL to reach a huge global audience and increase awareness of its high quality products. We look forward to a successful partnership as we work with RAVENOL to achieve their marketing objectives.”

RAVENOL’s head of motorsport Martin Huning added: “We are committed to reducing fuel consumption and environmental impact by continually utilising the latest developments in lubrication technology to produce some of the most advanced lubricants available. To have been chosen as the Official Lubricants Partner of the Sahara Force India F1 Team serves to underline the quality of our products.”

Force India is chasing more success this season following back-to-back fourth place finishes in the constructors' championship. The team has yet to confirm a launch date for its 2018 car.