When the first Ferrari drove out of the factory in Maranello, Italy, it was powered by Shell. Today, Shell and Ferrari are partners in Formula One racing. Shell has labs at all Grand Prix racetracks. The benefits in auto racing may be clearer than for the average motorist. But, Shell insists its V-Power gasoline makes a difference on the road, too.

See what Houston Chronicle reporter Harry Weber uncovered about the fuel development process.

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