At an official press conference today in Bangkok, Thailand, PTT Lubricants, a brand under the management of PTT Oil & Retail Business Public Company Limited (PTTOR), announced that Alex Albon will be its brand ambassador as part of a new collaboration with Scuderia Toro Rosso F1 Team. As official partner to the team the PTT Lubricants logo will be featured on both Alex Albon and Daniil Kvyat’s race overalls and the STR14 cars from the 2019 German Grand Prix onwards.
This partnership advances the vision of both PTTOR and the Red Bull owned F1 team to grow the popularity of Formula 1 in the region and support Thailand’s motorsport ambitions.
Jiraphon Kawswat, President & CEO of PTTOR, said: “We are proud to support Mr. Alex Albon, the sole Thai driver in this prestigious international competition. This collaboration is a part of our efforts to demonstrate the potential of the Thai people on the international stage. It’s also a historical opportunity for Thailand’s leading quality oil and lubricants brand to appear before the eyes of motorsport fans around the world. As our brand ambassador we wish Alex great success, and no matter the outcome of the competition he will be the winner in the hearts of Thai people everywhere.”
Toro Rosso Commercial Director, Matt Strachan, said: “We’re extremely happy to be working with PTTOR and PTT Lubricants and to be able to welcome another globally recognized Thai company to the team is fantastic news. Focussing specifically on its PTT Lubricants brand, we’re already developing some exciting initiatives to support their ambitious plans and help grow the sport in Thailand and South East Asia. Alex has proudly represented PTTOR in the past and will be a huge asset for them moving forwards.”
Alex Albon said: “I’m really grateful to PTTOR and PTT Lubricants and look forward to representing them around the world. To be able to count on their support moving forwards is really significant and I’m relishing the chance to work closely with them in the future. I’m incredibly honoured and happy to welcome PTTOR to the Toro Rosso family.”
PTT Oil and Retail Business Public Company Limited (PTTOR) is a flagship company in Oil and Retail Business of the PTT Group. PTTOR aims to be a leading Thai global brand enriching community values through oil, retail and related businesses in both domestic and international markets, working inclusively with all stakeholders to achieve sustainable growth together. PTTOR is a trend setter in Thailand and is the first mover combining Oil and other retail businesses within gas stations as a one-stop service. Lubricants, under the brand “PTT Lubricant”, is one of PTTOR’s rising stars occupying the Number 1 market share for 10 years consecutively and is now growing in more than 42 countries around the world.”