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25 March 2012

Grand Prix Success Continues in Malaysia

Formula One
The Malaysian Grand Prix, the second of the new 2012 season held at a rainy Sepang Circuit, saw AP Racing's domination of supplying Brakes and/or Clutches to Formula One continue, with the top 7,  9th and 10th place finishers using our products.


When the chequered flag came down it was our 690th 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 over 40 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 Malaysia 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 - 690th 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.