Grand Prix Success Continues in Brazil
The Brazilian Grand Prix held at the Interlagos circuit
in Sao Päulo, saw AP Racing's domination of supplying
Brakes and/or Clutches to every 2011 Grand Prix winner
continue, with a clean sweep of the top 10 finishers for
The UK company has racked up that amazing tally in just 40 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 - 688th 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.