On the Podium for Decades

2018

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  • Dakar Hat Trick for Peugeot with shock absorbers and clutches from ZF.
  • 20 year anniversary ZF Race Engineering.

2017

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Chronicle

  • Porsche wins the 24 Hours of Le Mans with a ZF clutch for the third consecutive time.

2016

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  • FIA Formula E is the first fully electric race series worldwide.
  • ZF has signed a contract as official technology partner of the Venturi Formula E Team.

2015

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  • ZF celebrates the 100 year anniversary after founding the company in the year 1915.
  • Merger and integration of the company TRW into the ZF group.

2014

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  • The FIA World Championships in WEC & WRC are won by ZF equipped vehicles once again.

2013

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  • All FIA World Championships (WEC, WTCC, F1, WRC) are obtained with products from ZF.

2012

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  • ZF provides the Audi R18 at the 24h race of Le Mans with clutch and a special steering system.
  • All three DTM teams are equipped with ZF clutches.
  • ZF partner BMW wins the manufacturer ranking of the DTM.

2011

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  • Volkswagen wins the Rally Dakar for the third time in a row with shock absorbers and clutches from ZF.

2009

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  • The newly founded Team Brawn GP is equipped with rotational dampers from ZF;
    Brawn wins the world championship.

2007

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  • „Official Supplier“ relationship with the BMW Sauber F1 Team (rotational dampers).

1999

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  • Ferrari and Michael Schumacher win a total of six constructors‘ championships with ZF shock absorbers.

1998

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  • Foundation of Sachs Race Engineering GmbH.

1993

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  • Debut of Sachs in the Formula 1 with Mercedes and Sauber.

1985

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  • The Porsche-Team of Joest Racing wins the 24h race of Le Mans with Sachs products, and defends the title in the following year.

1966

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  • Opening of the Motodrome and the new Sachs curve at the Hockenheimring.

1964

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  • Jim Clark wins the Grand Prix in the Formula 1 with the Lotus 33 R9, provided with ZF transmissions.

1937

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  • The first Mercedes „Silver Arrows“ are equipped with Sachs shock absorbers and clutches.

1915

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  • Foundation of ZF Friedrichshafen AG.

1895

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  • Foundation of „Schweinfurter Präzisions-Kugellagerwerke Fichtel & Sachs“ by Ernst Sachs and Karl Fichtel.