Motorsport Applications


Our products are in widespread use at all levels of motorsport including F1, NASCAR, World Rally and Le Mans. We have been trusted suppliers to both F1 and World Rally since 1996 and in the 2011 season our products were used by almost the entire F1 grid. Our key product offerings to motorsport are:

  • A range of thermal barrier exhaust coatings to help manage engine compartment temperatures and prevent sensitive components from being damaged by heat (more).
  • Coatings for carbon composite, glass fibre and plastic components to provide protection against heat, fire, wear, abrasion, stone chips, tyre rubber. etc. Our products allow these lightweight materials to be used in applications where they would otherwise be unsuitable. We also provide electrically conductive coatings for EMC protection (more).
  • A range of flexible ceramic heatshield products, available in various sizes and formats for ease of installation by the customer (more).
  • Turbocharger coatings to reduce heat loss and increase responsiveness by allowing the turbocharger to spool up more quickly (more).

We deal direct with race teams at all levels of motorsport, though we are also happy to deal with trade customers or private individuals. For further details of Zircotec's involvement in motorsport:

  • See our news sheet on Managing Heat in F1 (download news sheet). 
  • Our involvement in F1 is shown in a recent BBC TV News Feature (view).
  • See our YouTube video of  a Zircotec® coating being applied to motorsport components (view).
  • Zircotec's products are widely used within historic racing (more).
  • We provide support to a number of Formula Student race teams, with 10 teams supported by Zircotec in 2011 (more).