The 24 Hours of Le Mans is one of the few races in the world where food takes on a significant role throughout the course of the competition. The cars run for 24 hours straight and so all of the key players – drivers, mechanics, journalists, audience and even Brembo engineers – sooner or later sit down at the table to eat during the course of the 24 hours.
Whether a quick meal or a sumptuous banquet, food and engines go hand in hand at Le Mans and even the Brembo engineers attending the race find themselves having to sort out brake discs and calipers while eating a plate of pasta. A number of track engineers represent Brembo at Le Mans, providing technical support to the 58 cars equipped with Brembo brakes that are competing in the 85th edition of the most famous 24-hour race in the world.
To be precise, 96.7% of the cars on the starting grid are equipped with at least one Brembo braking component. At the suggestion of our engineers, we have drawn up associations between food and the 24 Hours of Le Mans providing nine culinary analogies to help explain this famous French endurance race.