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AkzoNobel is the largest global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals. We supply industries and consumers worldwide with innovative products and are passionate about developing sustainable answers for our customers.

Our portfolio includes well known brands such as Dulux, Sikkens, International and Eka. Headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and are consistently ranked as one of the leaders in the area of sustainability. With operations in more than 80 countries, our 50,000 people around the world are committed to excellence and delivering Tomorrow’s Answers Today™.





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Castrol is an Official Supplier to McLaren Automotive and the global lubricants brand of the BP Group.

It is widely seen as the world’s truly global lubricant specialist and manufacturer which distribute and market premium related services to automotive, industrial, marine, aviation, oil exploration and production customers across the world. The company is headquartered in the UK and operates directly in over 40 countries, and employing approximately 7,000 staff worldwide. In nearly 100 other markets the brand is represented by third party distributors who market and sell products locally. The Castrol delivery network extends throughout 140 countries, covering 800 ports and partnering with over 2,000 distributors and agents.

Castrol is at the forefront of pioneering technology and is an important step in McLaren Automotive’s journey to deliver the highest levels of performance and efficiency in both existing and future engine generations in our sports cars and super car ranges.

For more information visit: www.castrol.com

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Kenwood’s state of the art technology, reliability, ease-of-use and stylish looks of its designs have been the hallmark of the company which continues to develop and innovate into new exciting areas of technology excellence.

Having been an Official Supplier to the McLaren Formula 1 team since 1991, Kenwood’s quest for perfection and innovative drive made them the perfect partner for McLaren Automotive to work together on developing future products involving driver interface technology. At the heart of every McLaren is the driver and with the collaboration of JVCKENWOOD Corporation we will continue to put our drivers first by introducing them to leading technology together.



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With over 140 years of experience, and a presence in over 160 countries Pirelli is one of the leading manufacturers of performance tyres, and the perfect partner for McLaren.

The bespoke tyres for the 12C and the McLaren P1™ are the result of close collaboration between Pirelli’s researchers and McLaren’s engineers at Woking, with the dual objective of harnessing all the power of the car while ensuring total control. At the heart of the project is the complete integration of the tyre design with McLaren’s construction architecture and the sophisticated electronic technology in order to make the P Zero tyres a fundamental component of the car.

The perfect harmony between car and tyre guarantees driving pleasure and precision, an immediate response under a variety of different forces and an instant reaction to changes in aerodynamic loads and set-up, no matter what the conditions of usage.



Thanks to the experience gained by Pirelli in Formula One as well as other high-profile motorsport championships, Pirelli’s engineers developed tyres that are capable of meeting the needs of the high-performance McLaren cars. The development work with the bespoke tyres concentrated on both the structure and compound. The objective for the tyre structure was to ensure flexibility and grip, while at the same time guaranteeing enough rigidity to cope with high aerodynamic loads. In order to be sure of this versatility, the structure of the front and rear tyres have been developed individually to respond to the different demands placed on them. The work carried out on the construction obviously has an important effect on the compounds, which have been designed to warm-up quickly and complement the whole tyre’s rapid reaction to direction changes, while providing consistently high levels of grip.

The nanotechnology used by Pirelli in the design of these tyres allowed the Italian firm to develop ‘intelligent compounds’, which react instantly to adapt themselves to the varying forces acting on the car at any given time. These compounds make full use of the most advanced Pirelli’s technology during their production, to ensure complete precision in the compound mix.

To learn more about Pirelli tyre technology visit www.pirelli.com

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High performance, daring style and Richard Mille’s proprietary advanced technologies are the recipe that ensures the brand’s success. Focussed on perfection and luxury, Richard Mille crafts, like no other watchmaker, sophisticated horological complications.  

It is this level of passion and obsession, which the brand puts into every handcrafted watch, that makes Richard Mille a perfect partner to McLaren Automotive. The two brands share this passion for developing innovative designs and precision engineering that our customers continue to enjoy across the world today.

The new long-term partnership with the luxury watchmaking brand will see McLaren Automotive and Richard Mille explore a number of joint initiatives demonstrating our expertise within our respective industries as we both continue to develop our customer experience.


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SAP is the "‘Official Cloud Solution" and “Official Database Solution” of the McLaren Technology Group and McLaren Honda Formula 1™ team. By making the transition to SAP’s ultra-powerful software, including SAP HANA, the McLaren Technology Group will continue to challenge technological boundaries. The McLaren Technology Group’s partnership with SAP will be tied to the diverse and rapidly growing portfolio of McLaren businesses, including McLaren Applied Technologies and McLaren Automotive.

The use of SAP solutions will help transform the IT infrastructure of the entire McLaren Technology Group, providing an integrated and scalable solution that will further enable the Group to continue delivering maximum performance, both today and tomorrow.

As market leader in enterprise application software, SAP helps companies of all sizes and industries run better. Today, SAP has sales and development locations in more than 50 countries worldwide. SAP applications and services enable more than 183,000 customers worldwide to operate profitably, adapt continuously and grow sustainably.


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