Brembo Will Not Attend First 2020 Grand Prix

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Source: GP Blog post

CURNO, Italy – Brembo, provider of braking products for the majority of teams competing on the Grand Prix circuit, will not send personnel to the season’s first race next week in Austria.

According to a report in GP Blog, “In consultation with the teams, the Italian brake specialist has decided to work from home during the GP-weekend.”

In order to minimize the potential of spreading coronavirus, the teams are permitted to bring up to 80 persons to the race.

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Again, according to the post, “For Brembo’s situation, the idea was devised to assign a technical specialist to each team, instead of one employee moving freely on the paddock as usual. However, this proposal implied that each race stable would then lose one place within the allowed number of eighty men.

“Therefore, Brembo – which supplies brakes for eight of the 10 teams – has now decided to set up a ‘remote garage’ at the headquarters in Bergamo. It is currently unclear when staff can be sent to the circuits again.”

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