Brembo enters fifth season as exclusive brake supplier Verizon INDYCAR Series


 Brembo is stopping the world’s best open wheel drivers competing in the Verizon INDYCAR Series.

Now in its fifth consecutive season as the exclusive brake supplier, Brembo and INDYCAR kick off the 2016 season this weekend at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.

The Verizon INDYCAR Series has compiled a challenging 2016 season which includes familiar venues, new circuits and the highly-anticipated 100th running of the Indianapolis 500. Brembo brakes will be used by the entire INDYCAR field from the drop of the green flag in St. Petersburg until the champion is crowned in Sonoma.

“Last year’s Verizon INDYCAR Series was phenomenal with the championship undecided until the final laps at Sonoma; we’re looking forward to having another stellar season of racing,” said Dan Sandberg, president and chief executive officer, Brembo North America. “The aerodynamic kits introduced last season by Chevrolet and Honda showed marginal gains in downforce and drivers are taking full advantage of Brembo’s brake systems by braking deeper, and by getting back on the throttle sooner.”


Brembo's history with open-wheel racing in America dates back to 1989, when it sold its first racing product to the Kraco Enterprises car driven by Bobby Rahal in CART. For the next 22 years, Brembo expanded and sold braking systems to several Indy car teams.


Brembo became the exclusive brake supplier to INDYCAR in 2012. The Brembo INDYCAR brake system is lightweight and yields high performance for both ovals and road courses. The system utilizes an engineered six-piston, monobloc aluminum caliper machined from billet with titanium-radiated pistons (28/30/36 mm) weighing a mere two kilograms. The innovative system of lightweight carbon-carbon discs and carbon pads provide consistent performance with new aerodynamic improvements.


Brembo supplied its first racing brake system to Ferrari in 1975, in the Formula One World Championship. Since then, the Italian company has invested heavily in research and development of highly innovative and technological products.


Since 1975, the Italian brake manufacturer earned championships in F1 (21 Drivers’ and 25 Manufacturers’), 24 Hours of Le  Mans (24 of 27 years), MotoGP (25 of 28) and four in INDYCAR since returning to the series in 2012.