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20 March 2012

Grand Prix Success Continues in Australia

Formula One
The Australian Grand Prix, the first of the new 2012 season held around the streets of Melbourne, saw AP Racing's domination of supplying Brakes and/or Clutches to Formula One continue, with the top 7,  8th and 10th place finishers using our products.

When the chequered flag came down it was our 689th GP success, a truely magnificent achievement which AP Racing are confident of increasing in the future.

The UK company has racked up that amazing tally in just 39 years. The very first car to win a grand prix with AP Racing's brakes was the Ferrari 312B driven by Mario Andretti in the South African GP at Kyalami back in March 1971. It was, remarkably, Andretti's first competitive outing for Ferrari. The technical comparisons between the brakes used for the landmark occasions make for interesting reading. Where the caliper weighed 3.6 kg in 1971, it tipped the scales in Bahrain at 1.6 kg. The disc itself weighed 4 kg in 1971 but now weighs just 1.75 kg! AP Racing has an outstanding record in F1 - 689th Grand Prix wins starting at the Dutch GP in 1967 have been won with cars that used the British company's brakes, clutches, or both.