Jordan – Active Brake Bias Pedal

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Active and driver aid technologies were banned in 1993, however the use of hydraulic controls was not fully outlawed. Exposed by Peter Wright’s excellent book on the 2000 Ferrari, teams were still using a hydraulic brake bias control post 1993.

As an avid collector of F1 car parts (have you got any for sale?) I noticed a Japanese Collector selling a Jordan 197 brake pedal, I could immediately tell it wasn’t any ordinary pedal, as the bias mechanism had hydraulic lines hanging from it.

Once purchased for my collection, I was able to inspect and research the item. It was an electronically controlly brake bias mechanism.  Gary Anderson was understated about the item, simply replying to me “you’d be surprised what technology we had at Jordan in those days” but other people behind the scenes told me a lot more about this hydraulic bias mechanism.

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