F1 Success In Spain
The Spanish Grand Prix at the Circuit de Catalunya Barcelona, saw
AP Racing's domination
of supplying Brakes and/or Clutches to Formula One continue, with a
clean sweep of the top 9 finishers for our products.
When the chequered flag came down on Fernando Alonso's Ferrari it was our 713th Grand Prix success.
AP Racing has racked up that amazing tally in just 45 years. The very first car to win a grand prix with AP Racing's brakes was the Ferrari 312B driven by Mario Andretti in the South African GP at Kyalami back in March 1971.
It was, remarkably, Andretti's first competitive outing for Ferrari. The technical comparisons between the brakes used for the landmark occasions make for interesting reading. Where the caliper weighed 3.6 kg in 1971, it tipped the scales in Bahrain at 1.6 kg. The disc itself weighed 4 kg in 1971 but now weighs just 1.75 kg! AP Racing has an outstanding record in F1 - 713 Grand Prix wins starting at the Dutch GP in 1967 have been won with cars that used the British company's brakes, clutches, or both.