Sonax is best in test and celebrates successful motorsport partners

- Silverstone: Sonax’s partner Red Bull Racing confident for Formula 1 weekend

- Two podium finishes for Sonax’s partner BMW in the 2012 DTM season

- Multipurpose oils put to test: Sonax SX 90 wins

Rarely has the Formula 1 season been as exciting as in 2012 – all drivers are dealt a new hand before each race. Sebastian Vettel and Sonax’s partner Red Bull Racing have ambitious plans for the upcoming race in Silverstone – for the reigning World Champion, this racetrack is one of the highlights in the racing calendar: “Even after the track was amended for the 2011 race, it hasn’t lost its magic. For me as a driver it is one of the best and interesting tracks of all. The atmosphere is great, British fans enthusiastically support their compatriots, but at the same time they are very objective and fair in judging the performance of the non-British drivers. On top of that, they are experts about F1. The track is demanding and provides everything a driver likes, including the unpredictable weather which is possible in July in Silverstone.

Sonax Partner BMW drivers on the podium at the Norisring

Weather adds to the excitement in the fifth round of the DTM. A dramatic race at the Norisring (DE) saw Martin Tomczyk (DE) and Bruno Spengler (CA) celebrate another two podium finishes for Sonax Partner BMW in the 2012 DTM season. In front of the very enthusiastic fans that numbered 135,000 over the weekend, Tomczyk crossed the finish line after 78 laps and the maximum race time of 75 minutes in his BMW M Performance Parts M3 DTM, just 0.687 seconds behind winning Mercedes driver Jamie Green (GB). Spengler followed in third place at the wheel of the BMW Bank M3 DTM. This is the second time this season BMW has had two of its drivers on the podium, with the first being the race at the Lausitzring (DE). Tomczyk repeated his excellent result from Spielberg (AT), where he finished second four weeks ago.Rain started to fall heavily just before the start of the race. The surface did dry out for a while before another shower soaked it again shortly before the halfway mark. Tomczyk led the fifth race of the season on a wet track right until the final lap. However, the reigning DTM champion was ultimately unable to hold off the challenge of Green, who had moved into second place by overtaking Spengler on lap 76. Although the two BMW drivers narrowly missed the second triumph for BMW this year, they were able to increase the number of podium finishes claimed by the BMW teams to six.

First place for Sonax SX90 Plus in Auto Bild and GTÜ test

Sonax itself stands at the top of the podium, too, winning the test of the Society for Technical Inspection (GTÜ), which compared seven multipurpose oils. Lubricant, anti-corrosion agent, rust remover, cleaner and contact spray in one product – just to name the most important application areas of the Sonax SC90 Plus multipurpose oil. In the GTÜ test, which was conducted in cooperation with the magazine Auto Bild, Sonax’s product achieved the top mark with the “highly recommended” rating and prevailed over six competitive products. In the total ranking, the testers awarded products such as WD 40 and Caramba 70 fewer points. Decisive factor for winning the test was the Sonax product’s score in the category “Effect”, where SX90 Plus performed better than all other products. The test results were published in Auto Bild on 01 June 2012 and ACE Lenkrad, magazine of the German "Automobile Club Europa".