The Formula One heat reaches the Philippines



Taking a pitstop in Manila on his way to the Singapore Grand Prix, Scuderia Ferrari driver Felipe Massa surprised Filipino motorists when he turned up at the Shell Macapagal station to personally refill a lucky customer’s vehicle with Shell V-Power Nitro+ Gasoline.

“I’m always delighted to meet our fans, but it’s even more exciting today because this is my first visit to the Philippines,” Massa said.

Following his visit to the Shell station, Massa then joined Shell VIPs and over 200 guests at an exclusive event at the SM Mall of Asia.

Vice-President for Retail at Pilipinas Shell Oying Yam said, “Our long-standing technical partnership with Ferrari has inspired the development of Shell V-Power Nitro+ Gasoline and Diesel, our latest and most advanced fuels yet.” He added, “Shell’s close-working relationship with Scuderia Ferrari provides it with an environment to test Shell V-Power Gasoline in extreme conditions.”

During a fuels development presentation, Shell Scientist Mae Ascan explained, “The innovation behind Shell V-Power Nitro+ Gasoline lies in the enhanced Friction Modification Technology, which was engineered with Scuderia Ferrari and is designed to instantly reduce friction in critical engine areas no matter what type of car you drive. The Friction Modification Technology found in Shell V-Power Nitro+ Gasoline helps the engine to turn more freely, unlocking valuable energy, which can help lead to improved acceleration and power delivery.”

During the presentation, attendees learned that the Shell V-Power Nitro+ Gasoline that Filipinos can buy at their local Shell station contains 99% the same types of compounds found in the Shell V-Power race fuel that will be used in Scuderia Ferrari cars in the upcoming Singapore Grand Prix.

Speaking at the event, Country Chairman of Pilipinas Shell Ed Chua said, “Felipe’s first visit to the Philippines is a great source of pride for Shell, not only to be able to give our customers the unique experience of meeting a Formula One driver but also to showcase a we are able to make world-class fuel available and accessible to Filipino drivers on the road.”

“As we near the celebration of Pilipinas Shell’s 100 years in the country, we look forward to more milestone events such as this that will allow us to show our gratitude and appreciation to the millions of Filipinos who choose Shell everyday,” added Chua.