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2016 Spanish Grand Prix : BREMBO BRAKE FACTS FOR THE GRAND PRIX DE ESPAÑA PIRELLI

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DETROIT, (May 13, 2016) – Brembo is pleased to continue its initiative dedicated to the media covering the Formula 1 World Championship that shows braking facts for F1 cars specific to each circuit. The Grand Prix de España Pirelli plays host to the fifth race of the 2016 Formula 1 World Championship season from May 13-15 at the Circuit de Bacelona (Catalunya).

The Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya was built in 1991 and is one that the drivers and engineers are very familiar as it is a favorite amongst teams for pre-season testing.

The track's level of grip is always very high and, with about 18% of every lap spent on the brakes, it can be considered a medium demanding track for the brakes. On the other hand, the straight stretches allow efficient heat dissipation between one braking section and the next. The most demanding braking section is made up of the ELF Turn, which is also on a downhill and has deceleration greater than 5 Gs.

Brake use during the GP

The time spent braking, 18 percent of the overall duration of the race, is the lowest among the first seven races in the 2016 championship. The average deceleration is 3.8 g, Furthermore, throughout the race each driver has to brake approximately 525 times. Turn 1, with its entry speed over 200 mph is the most demanding turn on the brakes at Catalunya.

Brembo Victories

In Spain, Brembo has won 15 races contended up to today.

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.

About Brembo SpA

Brembo SpA is the world leader and acknowledged innovator of disc brake technology for automotive vehicles. Brembo supplies high performance brake systems for the most important manufacturers of cars, commercial vehicles and motorbikes worldwide, as well as clutches and other components for racing. Brembo is also a leader in the racing sector and has won more than 300 championships. Today the company operates in 16 countries on 3 continents, with 24 production and business sites, and a pool of about 7,800 employees, about 10% of whom are engineers and product specialists active in the R&D. 2015 turnover is € 2,073.2 million (12.31.2015). Brembo is the owner of the Brembo, Breco, AP, Bybre, and Marchesini brands and operates through the AP Racing brand.

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