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FERODO

FERODO

1879 - In the North Derbyshire countryside, Herbert Frood builds a rudimental laboratory for his first experiments. He starts making brakes for horse-drawn carts. 1901 -Frood patents his brakes. 1902 - The first brake linings are introduced. 1904 - Frood’s brake linings are chosen by the London General Omnibus Company for their first motor buses. Frood creates the product name Ferodo - an anagram of his surname. 1922 - FERODO is the first company to supply original equipment (OE) linings for a mass-produced car, with lining fitted to the Austin 7. 1926 - J.G. Parry-Thomas breaks the world land speed record of 169 mph (272 km/h) at Pendine Sands using Ferodo brakes. 1930 - Ferodo MZ is launched and becomes the material of choice of the carmakers dominating the racing world, such as Alfa Romeo. 1951 - Juan Fangio wins the Formula One World Championship, using Ferodo products. 1956 - FERODO is the first company to supply disc pads for a mass production car fitted with disc brakes as standard, the TR3. 1962 - Ferodo brakes win 8 out of 9 races of the Formula 1 Championship. Two decades of domination begin. 1963 - Donald Campbell sets the land speed record of 403.1 mph (649 km/h) on the Eyre Lake (Australia), driving his Bluebird-Proteus CN7 on Ferodo brakes. 1964 - The Monte Carlo Rally is won on Ferodo. Ferodo begins its domination of rallying. 1969 - The largest brake test facility in the world is opened at Chapel-en-le-Frith. Its focus being the research and development of friction materials. 1971 - Ferodo dominates in all areas of racing : Formula 1, 24 hours of Le Mans, 24 hours of Daytona, 12 hours of Sebring , rallying. 1980 - Ferodo produces the first European non-asbestos brake pad and introduces discs, brake fluid and hydraulics into the market . ..... 2005 - Ferodo pioneers the use of ceramic binding technology in brake pads. These include DS1.11 and DSUNO pads for car racing, and CP1 pads for motorcycles.