FIA delays plan for single brake supplier

Date published: September 27 2019

FIA, Formula 1 delays plan for single brake supplier

The FIA has decided to delay plans to introduce a single supplier for brakes to allow for “further evaluation” of the 2021 F1 cars.

Earlier this year motorsport’s governing body opened the tender process for a single brake supplier for Formula 1.

The supplier was to deliver certain brake system components, comprising brake-by wire technology, callipers and master cylinder from 2021 to 2024.

However, months later the FIA has backtracked on the plans, saying they intend delaying it until 2021 when they have a better idea of how the new regulations will impact the cars.

“The FIA has chosen to delay the potential implementation of single suppliers for brake friction materials and brake system components,” read the FIA statement.

“To allow further evaluation of the real-world performance of 2021 Formula 1 cars, the FIA has chosen to delay the potential implementation of single suppliers for brake friction materials and brake system components.

“The significant regulation changes and their interpretation by the teams will affect multiple aspects of the 2021 cars, and considering the critical role of the brakes in both safety and performance, the FIA has decided to cancel both the selection process for brake systems and for brake friction materials in F1 until further studies can be undertaken.

“The FIA would like to thank the pre-selected bidder, Brembo, for providing a thorough and sound proposal based on the specifications supplied to it.

“Nonetheless, and in light of the considerations regarding car performance mentioned above, it has been decided to reassess the situation in 2021.”

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