Castrol video calls on motorists – hang up your keys!

The Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak has all but brought motoring life to a standstill, not least due to precautions taken by companies and organisations for the wellbeing of their respective staff and the general public. Events have been either postponed or cancelled, while automakers are redirecting their manufacturing capacities and expertise to produce much-needed medical supplies.

Castrol joins the ranks with its latest social media campaign, with the hashtag #HangUpYourKey imploring motorists to maintain social distancing by keeping travels to a bare minimum.

The short video clip as seen here features motorsports stars from various disciplines, including father-and-son rallying duo Petter and Oliver Solberg, LCR Honda MotoGP rider Cal Crutchlow, Renault Formula 1 drivers Daniel Ricciardo and Esteban Ocon, Audi Sport DTM driver Nico Muller as well as a host of selected Castrol staff and associates.

What the miniature toy versions lack in utility, they appear to make up for with amusement. A little safety tip for those with ‘road map’ carpets like the one used by Ricciardo – do put your toys away when you’re done with them, as they tend to be rather well camouflaged among the colourful patterns. The trip-ups are amusing in Home Alone, but potentially much less so if you are, in fact, home alone.

In Malaysia as of 5pm today, reported cases of Covid-19 in the country totalled 4,119, with a cumulative 1,487 recovered. The death toll from the outbreak stands at 65. We all can and should continue doing our part with the necessary preventive hygiene measures, and 2003 WRC champion Petter Solberg perhaps said it best here: the sooner we stop the spread, the sooner we can get back on the road.

Looking to sell your car? Sell it with Carro.

Learn more:

10% discount when you renew your car insurance

Compare prices between different insurer providers and use the promo code 'PAULTAN10' when you make your payment to save the most on your car insurance renewal compared to other competing services.

Car Insurance

Mick Chan

Open roads and closed circuits hold great allure for Mick Chan. Driving heaven to him is exercising a playful chassis on twisty paths; prizes ergonomics and involvement over gadgetry. Spent three years at a motoring newspaper and short stint with a magazine prior to joining this website.


Add a comment