Meaning of castrol
Castrol is a British brand that focuses its activity on the production of automotive and industrial lubricants, offering a wide range of oils, greases and similar products.
It is also known for having sponsored a large number of motorsports and motorcycling teams during the history of these sports, being highly recognized for its white, red and green logo.
History of castrol
It began its activity under the name The Wakefield Oil Company , a company founded by the Englishman Charles Cheers Wakefield in 1899. The brand with the name as it is known today, Castrol, originated after introducing castor oil, castor oil in English, to the formula of its lubricants in 1909.
In 1966, the British company Burmah Oil acquired the company, which was renamed Burmah-Castrol.
Later, in 2000, British Petroleum (BP) took over the company.
Motorsport and Castrol
The Castrol brand has sponsored various teams from the world of motorsports and motorcycling.
It has been, and continues to be, present in Formula 1 for many years with teams such as McLaren and Renault, with whom it currently sponsors, as well as Williams, Lotus, Brabham, Jaguar and Walter Wolf Racing.
It also has sponsorship with Volkswagen Motorsport for the Dakar Rally and for the World Rally Championship since 2005. Other brands with which it has had sponsorship in the World Rally Championship are Toyota and Hyundai.
In 2019, it extended its sponsorship deal with Jaguar for Formula E and also with Roush Fenway Racing – Ford for the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season.
It has sponsorship contracts in many other categories and with other brands such as Audi and its prototypes for Le Mans, BMW, Honda in the World Touring Car Championship, among many others.