their 250th Fomula 1 win
Lewis Hamilton’s victory for McLaren-Mercedes in yesterday afternoon’s British Grand Prix gave Messier-Bugatti’s CARBON INDUSTRIE brakes their 250th win in Formula 1.
This milestone comes 24 years after the first Grand Prix victory for Messier-Bugatti and carbon/carbon brakes (Alain Prost, McLaren-TAG/Porsche, 1984 Brazilian GP). Messier-Bugatti pioneered the use of carbon brakes in F1 in 1983, when they equipped Renault and McLaren.
Since then, CARBONE INDUSTRIE brakes have been used in more than 400 Grands Prix and equipped 62% of the winning cars. This season, CARBON INDUSTRIE brakes are supplied exclusively to McLaren and Williams.
Certain other teams use the brakes at circuits which are particularly demanding for braking performance, such as Montreal (Canada), Melbourne (Australia), Sakhir (Bahrain) and Monza (Italy). CARBONE INDUSTRIE also supplies every F1 team with carbon clutch plates. CARBONE INDUSTRIE is a brand of Messier-Bugatti, a company that belongs to the Aircraft Equipment Branch of the Safran Group. Messier-Bugatti is a world actor in aeronautical braking.
The company’s carbon wheels and brakes equip nearly 3500 commercial aircraft, including around 350 airlines and 20 airforces. Messier-Bugatti guarantees them 24/7 support throughout the world. A system integrator, Messier-Bugatti provides excellence and innovation in functions such as braking, actuating, steerig and monitoring systems.
These systems equip nearly 9000 aircraft. With 1300 employees primarily in France, the USA and Singapore, Messier-Bugatti has an annual turnover of 420 million euros, of which more than 15% are invested in R&D. Messier-Bugatti is an ISO14001 certified company.