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Petronas Announces Trackside Fluid Engineer Search for F1

Petronas Trackside Fluid Engineer

The 24-year-old Zimbabwe-born Stephanie Travers was appointed as Petronas Trackside Fluid Engineer.  

Petronas Trackside Fluid Engineer for Formula 1

Petronas, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Petronas Lubricants International (PLI), recently announced a global search for a Petronas Trackside Fluid Engineer to provide onsite technical support for Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport in the 2020 FIA F1 World Championship.

“In PLI, we are constantly challenged to improve our Petronas Fluid Technology Solutions design and delivery to keep the team ahead of the race. We test our world-class talent and technology to provide products and services that meet the needs of our partners in motor sports, OEMs and ultimately, our everyday consumers. It’s an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for a qualified candidate to become part of a team developing cutting-edge fluid solutions for future championship wins,” said PLI Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Giuseppe D’Arrigo.

As a member of Petronas’ trackside technical support team, the engineer would monitor and conduct analyses on Petronas Primax Fuel, Petronas Syntium Lubricant and Petronas Tutela Functional Fluids to ensure full compliance with FIA regulations and optimum performance for the five-time FIA F1 World Constructors’ Champion.

The inaugural 2018 search received more than 7000 applicants globally. After a rigorous selection process, five candidates reached the semi-final round, which included a video submission and a case study presentation. Three scored an interview with D’Arrigo in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and 24-year-old Zimbabwe-born Stephanie Travers was appointed as Petronas Trackside Fluid Engineer.

“It has always been my dream to work in F1 so I’m really grateful for this opportunity. It’s not without its challenges but I’m learning every day to keep cool and put my best foot forward. The team is really wonderful to work with so I’m just happy and embracing this incredible experience,” shared Travers.

Toto Wolff, Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport Team Principal and Chief Executive Officer, added: “Throughout our decade-long partnership, Petronas fuel and oils have been the lifeblood in our car, and Petronas has played an invaluable role in producing the consistent performance and reliability vital to the last five years of World Championship success.

“The Petronas fluid experts give us real-time analysis and early detection of potential challenges – vital technical expertise. Stephanie has been a great addition and we’re excited to nurture the new talent joining our trackside family in 2020.”

The search is open until 25th September, 2019.  To apply, visit Petronas Lubricants International LinkedIn page or email

国油寻找F1 赛道流体工程师

国油 通过其全资子公司国油润滑油国际(PLI)宣布在全球寻找一名国油赛道流体工程师,为2020年FIA F1(国际汽联一级方程式)世界锦标赛的Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport车队提供现场技术支持。

PLI董事总经理兼首席执行官朱塞佩(Giuseppe D’Arrigo)表示:“在PLI,我们不断挑战,以改善我们的国油流体技术解决方案设计和交付,来保持车队在比赛中领先。我们对我们的世界级人才和技术进行测试,以便提供产品和服务,满足我们的赛车合作伙伴、原始设备制造商和日常消费者的需求。这是一个千载难逢的机会,让一个合格的候选人成为一个团队的一部分,开发尖端流体解决方案,助力未来冠军获胜。”

作为国油赛道技术支持团队的一员,工程师将对国油 Primax燃油、国油 Syntium润滑油和国油 Tutela功能液进行监测和分析,以确保完全符合FIA规定,并为五届国际汽联一级方程式车队世界锦标赛(FIA F1 World Constructors’ Champions)提供最佳性能。

2018年的首次搜寻在全球收到了7,000多份申请。经过严格的选拔,五名候选人进入半决赛,其中包括提交一份视频和一份案例研究报告。其中三人在马来西亚吉隆坡接受了朱塞佩的面试,最终24岁的津巴布韦人特拉弗斯(Stephanie Travers)被任命为国油赛道流体工程师。


Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport车队负责人兼首席执行沃尔夫(Toto Wolff)表示:“在我们长达10年的合作中,国油的燃油和机油一直是我们赛车的命脉,在过去5年的世界锦标赛历程中,国油发挥了宝贵的作用,创造了稳定的性能和可靠性。”



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