on Ferrari’s Unique F1 Brakes

Sign up for our weekly email to stay on top of the latest news and insights!

SÃO PAULO – posted an interesting article on the latest developments of Ferrari’s Formula 1 brake systems which were tried at Sunday’s F1 event in Brazil.

The article, which can be viewed, along with a variety of images, by clicking HERE, discusses the specifics of the brake setup, showing diagrams and graphics for illustration.

According to the report by Giorgio Piola and  co-authored by Matt Somerfield, the F1 team continued to evaluate the rotor material as well as a new asymmetrical layout.

This layout allows the braking components on the two sides of the racecar to handle the airflow which passes through them. According to the article:

“The right-hand side option delivers more of an aerodynamic benefit, as the airflow is dumped out of the wheel face.

“In contrast, the left-hand side layout focuses more on temperature control, as it forms more of a barrier to the wheel rim and transfers less heat to the tire as a consequence.”

Again, for further details, including the informative graphics, click HERE.

The Brake Report
The Brake Report

The BRAKE Report is an online media platform dedicated to the automotive and commercial vehicle brake segments. Our mission is to provide the global brake community with the latest news & headlines from around the industry.