Brembo wins award for Formula E brake caliper
Wednesday, September 09, 2020
Brake specialist Brembo has won the ADI Compasso d’Oro Award for its Formula E brake caliper. The design award was conceived by Gio Ponti and is recognised as one of the most prestigious in the world. The Compasso d’Oro prize was presented to Alberto Bombassei, President of Brembo, during the award ceremony held at the ADI Design Museum in Milan.
Now in its 26th edition, the Compasso d’Oro is the equivalent of an Academy Award to Italian designers. The prize is organised every two years by ADI (Associazione per il Disegno Industriale), the industrial design association that for over 60 years has been selecting and celebrating the best ‘Made in Italy’ creations.
President of Brembo, Alberto Bombassei, commented, “It's a great honour, for me and my whole team. This is one of the finest and most beautiful moments of my long business career. It's an acknowledgement of Brembo's ability to bring Italian expertise to the highest levels: excellence that combines creativity, design and technology, and that allows us to manufacture products that bring together aesthetics and a love of beauty, as well as outstanding quality. Our culture has always led us to create brakes with a distinctive design, that remain forerunners of technical evolution in our sector. This award gives new impetus to our passion: racing towards the future but knowing how to brake.”
The Brembo Formula E brake caliper builds on Brembo's 40-year experience in motorsport. It is a four-piston aluminium alloy monobloc caliper that combines performance and lightness with uncompromising shape. Its design means that even under extreme competitive conditions it never loses its characteristics of dynamic and sporty aesthetics.
Brembo is the official supplier of the FIA Formula E World Championship through Spark Racing Technology.