Brembo S.p.A.

09/19/2021 | News release | Distributed by Public on 09/20/2021 02:34

Brembo celebrates 800 Formula 1 Grands Prix marked by innovation and technological supremacy

The Brazilian champion's loyalty was matched by Michael Schumacher, the record holder in a whole series of Brembo braking system-related statistics. He raced the most Grands Prix (307), won the most (91) and finished on the podium the most times (155). All seven of his world titles were won using Brembo brakes.

In total, single-seaters equipped with Brembo brakes have triumphed in 455 Grands Prix, more than half the number of races contested (57% to be precise). One-hundred-and-eighty-six of these saw victories for Scuderia Ferrari cars with 21 different drivers, while the remaining 269 were won by other teams with 41 drivers mounting the top step of the podium.

In the course of 800 Grands Prix, there have been races decided by a hair's breadth, such as the GP USA 2002 in which Ferrari did a one-two, with Rubens Barrichello 11 thousandths ahead of Michael Schumacher. The 14 thousandths by which Senna beat Nigel Mansell in the 1986 Spanish GP are also unforgettable. Both of these victories bore the Brembo logo.

Today, reliability has hit levels unimaginable even twenty years ago. This has always been one of the characteristics of Brembo brakes, as shown by the GP with the fewest finishers in the history of F1. Victory in the 1996 Monaco Grand Prix, finished by just three cars, went to Olivier Panis in a Ligier, which happened to have Brembo brakes. ​