Source: Brembo announcement
CURNO, Italy — Thanks to the experience accumulated in 46 Formula 1 seasons, during which the single-seaters with Brembo brakes achieved 26 Drivers World Championships, 30 Manufacturers World Championships and 442 Grand Prix wins with Brembo designed braking systems personalized for each team, Brembo will supply most of the single-seaters between hydraulic materials and friction components for the F1 2021 season.
In line with the current protocols of Formula 1 and with the measures to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, Brembo will continue to provide assistance to the teams competing in F1 2021 by limiting its presence at the track while making use of the Brembo Remote Garage.
Introduced in 2020 at the company’s Curno headquarters, it is a technological solutionwhich became necessary after Formula 1 decided to minimize access to the track and prohibit contact between people belonging to different teams. This made it impossible for Brembo engineers to assist the teams on the track.
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In Curno, the Brembo Remote Garage works at full capacity every race weekend, with at least two engineers in the hall, high-capacity computers, dedicated lines for receiving data, large screens to follow live broadcasts and applications with which to hear radio messages between boxes and drivers on the track.
As soon as the COVID-19 emergency allows it, the goal is to return to the track at the company’s usual full-service capacity, alongside the Brembo Remote Garage, for the most complete service to our racing customers.
A view to 2022
From the point of view of the braking systems, the 2021 championship does not present significant changes compared to the 2020 season, given the freeze imposed on some components of the cars, including the braking system.
In 2022 the Formula 1 regulations will undergo a substantial change. One of the most visible changes will be the transition to 18-inch wheels and tires.
The increase from the current 13-inch to the future 18’s will create more space for the brake housing within the rim and for this reason the regulation has adapted to allow larger dimension brake discs.
The external diameter of the carbon discs will go from the current 278 mm to a maximum of 330 mm, with an unchanged maximum thickness remaining at 32 mm.
Teams will also be limited to the use of a single set of discs and pads – consisting of four discs and eight pads between the front and rear axles – for each grand prix; this will entail a further challenge for Brembo in the development of its friction materials.
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