• New PETRONAS Trackside Fluid Engineer is Announced!

Following a global search, PETRONAS has now revealed its new Trackside Fluid Engineer...

PETRONAS Lubricant International (PLI) has been on the lookout for a new Trackside Fluid Engineer in recent months, searching for candidates capable of providing expert trackside technical support to Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team.

The PTFE search required applicants to go through a rigorous series of rounds, testing their technical, inter-personal, communication and teamwork skills - which concluded with an interview with PLI Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Giuseppe D'Arrigo.

And now the winner of the search has been announced...

En De Liow, from Malaysia, emerged from the process as the successful candidate and will be joining last year's winner Stephanie Travers as PETRONAS's Trackside Fluid Engineers for the 2020 season.

The Automotive Engineer will be travelling to every race on this year's F1 calendar, providing crucial fluid-related support services to the No.44 and No.77 cars - operating from PETRONAS's compact trackside lab.

The PTFEs conduct on-site performance analysis of the fluids from within the F1 Power Unit, providing the team with real-time input on the health of the engine's mechanical parts.

On his new role, En De said: "It is not often that you are presented with opportunities such as this and I am very grateful to be given this chance. Working in Formula 1 has been a life-long dream and I look forward to learning and growing with the team and giving my best throughout this new and incredible experience."


"Congratulations, En De, for becoming our latest PETRONAS Trackside Fluid Engineer," said D'Arrigo. "As an organization, we are passionate about investing in young talent for the innovative ideas they bring to the organization and to the development of high-end fluid technology for our partners and consumers.

"To be in the thick of Formula 1 action is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that will enrich En De professionally and personally, and we wish him as well as the team all the best this championship season."

Toto Wolff, Team Principal & CEO of the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team, added: "As we move into our second decade of partnership with PETRONAS, I am delighted to welcome En De Liow to the team as our new PETRONAS Trackside Fluid Engineer.

"The PETRONAS talent development programme has brought real benefit to our trackside provision, while our PTFE engineers have gained invaluable experience through their exposure to the fast-paced, driven world of F1. We are extremely grateful for the role that they have played and will continue to play in our success.

"Our relationship with PETRONAS is at the core of our team's competitiveness: En De joining last year's winner Stephanie in our on-track lab will give us even more opportunity to gain real-time performance advantages. We look forward to the start of the 2020 season together."