In 40 years of business, Brembo has won 25 World Championships as a Formula 1 manufacturer

A brief history of the 12 teams that have triumphed with Brembo

​Not everyone is capable of making their debut in Formula 1 and immediately proceeding to win the World Championships: But Brembo succeeded in doing this in 1975, when it supplied a small quantity of cast iron discs to the Ferrari Team. After an 11-year absence, the House of Maranello was again in poll position and its winning partnership with Brembo again made Ferrari a winner the following year: first another Manufacturer title and later a hat-trick for the team in 1977.


Three Manufacturer World Championships in three seasons sealed the connection between Ferrari and Brembo: Ferrari single-seaters have been using Brembo brake systems for 40 years. A relationship that is just as satisfying for both partners as in the meantime, the Ferrari Team has won 172 GPs, two more than McLaren and no less than 58 more than Williams. 
 

 

 

Brembo has played a part in every one of these 172 victories, adapting its products to the characteristics of the Reds, and developing state-of-the-art technologies. And just as in any other respectable relationship, the crunchy has also been accompanied by the smooth: the six-year period from 1999 to 2005 was unforgettable, as the wining partnership took 6 consecutive Manufacturer titles and 63 GP victories.


Thanks to Ferrari, Brembo can boast an exceptional record of achievements: except for the two Manufacturer World Championships won in 1961 and 1964, the other 14 Ferrari Manufacturer titles were won when the Team was partnered by Brembo.


 

In 1985, during the first ten year period that followed their debut in Formula 1, Brembo brakes showed that they were also capable of winning with other teams. The first in the series was Lotus which won 3 GPs, with the late Ayrton Senna and Elio De Angelis: the Brazilian triumphed at Estoril and in Spa, the Roman at Imola. Over the next two years, Senna won another 4 GPs, again with the help of Brembo brakes.


When later, in 1986, Benetton made its debut in the world of Formula 1 it too turned to Brembo. And it was already able to celebrate its first victory during its first year of racing, at the Mexico GP, with Gerhard Berger. For Benetton, this was the first of 27 successes, all achieved with Brembo brakes. The 1995 championship will go down in history, with Brembo winning 11 GPs (9 with Michael Schumacher and 2 with Johnny Herbert) and the Manufacturer title.


 

 

 
 

In 1989, McLaren also began using Brembo brakes: as had already been the case with Ferrari, the first 3 season were crowned by just as many Manufacturer titles. However, the remaining years of the brand's collaboration with McLaren were not as productive and the relationship came to an end in 1995: to date the McLaren-Brembo partnership can boast a total of 34 GP victories.


In the nineties, Brembo systems won more GPs with Ligier (in the memorable Monaco GP in 1996) and Jordan (all 4 victories in the team's history). But it was at the beginning of the third millennium that Brembo showed its ability to adapt itself to different vehicles: it won at least one GP with Honda, Bmw Sauber and Toro Rosso.


 


 

The victories kept flowing faster than ever, allowing Brembo to clock up a long line of 9 Manufacturer World Championship wins in a row: after the two-year Ferrari period (2007-08), it was the turn of Brawn GP (2009, with 8 GPs won).


 

Next, Red Bull pulled out all the stops to net a magnificent three years (2010-13), before being overtaken by Mercedes (2014-15).


 

With 50 and 36 GP wins under their belts, Red Bull and Mercedes occupy second and third places in the rankings of the teams which have won the most titles with Brembo.

 

 

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