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Brembo Named Exclusive Formula E Brake Supplier

Brembo selected as sole brake supplier for new-generation Formula E chassis…

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Brembo will serve as the exclusive brake systems supplier for the new-generation ABB FIA Formula E Championship car, which was presented at the Geneva International Motor Show on Tuesday.

The Italian manufacturer enters the series having been appointed by Spark Racing Technology, the sole chassis supplier to the series.

The deal encompasses the all-electric single-seater’s entire braking system, including calipers, carbon rotors and pads.

“I am particularly satisfied for this achievement because it represents the final crowning of Brembo’s strong and continued commitment, and in particular of the Racing and R&D groups, to the development and production of the system selected by SRT, which I want to personally thank for the trust granted to Brembo,” commented Brembo Chairman Alberto Bombassei.

“For a company that has always been focused on continuous innovation like Brembo, Spark’s single-seater for the FIA Formula E series represents an incomparable ‘mobile lab’ for the development of technology applied to the electric car, which is the real future challenge for the automotive sector, if not already present.

“In such perspective we are also glad to be sharing and supporting FIA’s vision and commitment to the sustainability of motorsports and road safety.”

Jake Kilshaw is a UK-based journalist who is e-racing365's Managing Editor and also European Editor for Sportscar365. He is a student of Politics and International Relations. Contact Jake

3 Comments

3 Comments

  1. Sean Zhou

    March 7, 2018 at 2:18 am

    Formula E should remove brake duct on the Gen 2 car to keep braking as challenging as possible. The difficulty of braking is what makes Formula E so unpredictable.

  2. Old Trombone

    March 7, 2018 at 11:00 am

    This is a negative move for electric tech engineering development. Sad. Regenerative braking *was* one of the key areas for idea innovation. This is truly a Bernie move.

    • Chris

      March 11, 2018 at 8:56 am

      You still need friction brakes to work I tandem with the regen. I can’t see how this makes any difference compared to the current situation.

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