Motorsport & F1


Formula 1 and high-end motorsports are an ideal test ground to push the limits of composites and composite design. These cars are dependent on the use of composite materials engineered to enhance their mechanical performance, keep them lightweight, and increase their abilities to test the boundaries of speed. In fact, the introduction of a fiber-reinforced composite chassis to the world of motor racing remains one of the most significant events in its history, making the cars safer, faster and lighter than at any other time.

TenCate Advanced Composites has an impressive range of composite material solutions to suit a diverse range of applications within the Formula 1 and high-end motorsports market. Drivers and owners value these materials for their durable strength, light weight and outstanding cosmetic surfaces. Our composite material products also contribute to the energy-absorbing properties of the car, making for a safer driving experience and increased crash resistance.

Complete range of solutions

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Alongside our component materials, the TenCate AmberTool® range of tooling prepregs offers a 25-year pedigree in high-performance motorsports. Our comprehensive range of tooling products allows our customers to have complete tool design freedom and flexibility. You’ll find TenCate products globally, sold by a proven team of tooling experts. TenCate also supplies honeycomb core cut to customer thickness specifications, as well as film adhesives and surfacing films.

Material properties

Properties of our materials include:

  • High strength to weight ratio
  • Fracture toughness
  • Excellent stiffness
  • Good material handleability
  • High temperature resistance
  • Energy absorbing
  • Light weight
  • Mirror-like cosmetic finish
  • Strong impact resistance
  • Bondable to honeycomb core

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Featured product

TenCate E745
TenCate E745 is a toughened epoxy resin system developed for use within high-performance motorsports and Formula 1 racing. Approved by the Federation Internationale de L’Automobile (FIA), this thermoset prepreg is designed for use within mechanically demanding structural applications, including side-impact structures and F1 nose boxes.

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