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    Remains the first choice in the most important motorsport championships around the world.

  • Ferodo DS3.12 web

    Launch of DS3.12. The strongest pad compound ever in Ferodo Racing’s long heritage. This compound consolidates Ferodo’s position in the top echelon of racing.

  • 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.

  • 1999

    In collaboration with scientists at FM’s research centre in Rugby (UK), Ferodo Racing develops and launches DS3000.  It becomes one of the most successful race pad compounds ever.

    Ferodo introduces sintered technology and launches a range of sintered motorcycle pads to complement the existing organic range.

  • 1998

    Ferodo is acquired by Federal-Mogul and Ferodo Racing is formed at Mondovi, Italy. 

  • 1997

    Ferodo celebrates one hundred years of Racing History.

  • 1990

    All Ferodo brake pads go 100% green with no heavy metals.

  • 1980

    Ferodo produces the first European non-asbestos brake pad and introduces discs, brake fluid and hydraulics into the market .

  • 1971

    Ferodo dominates in all areas of racing : Formula 1, 24 hours of Le Mans, 24 hours of Daytona, 12 hours of Sebring , 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.

  • 1964

    The Monte Carlo Rally is won on Ferodo. Ferodo begins its domination of rallying.

  • 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.

  • 1962

    Ferodo brakes win 8 out of 9 races of the Formula 1 Championship.

    Two decades of domination begin.

  • 1956

    FERODO is the first company to supply disc pads for a mass production car fitted with disc brakes as standard, the TR3.

  • 1951

    Juan Fangio wins the Formula One World Championship, using Ferodo products.

  • 1930

    Ferodo MZ is launched and becomes the material of choice of the carmakers dominating the racing world, such as Alfa Romeo.

  • 1926

    J.G. Parry-Thomas breaks the world land speed record of 169 mph (272 km/h) at Pendine Sands using Ferodo brakes.

  • 1922

    FERODO is the first company to supply original equipment (OE) linings for a mass-produced car, with lining fitted to the Austin 7.

  • 1904b

    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.

  • 1902

    The first brake linings are introduced.

  • 1901a

    Frood patents his brakes.

  • 1897

    In the North Derbyshire countryside, Herbert Frood builds a rudimental laboratory for his first experiments. He starts making brakes for horse-drawn carts.