SÃO PAULO – Autosport.com 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 Autosport.com 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.