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Ferrari F150o – Front brakes

F150o front brake ducts are inclined downwards to receive air coming under the front wing’s flaps . Additionally the inlet is divided into two openings, one large to feed the brake disc with fresh air and another one smaller to cool down the rest brake components (pads) . Other teams , for instance Red Bull and Sauber , prefer to run twin ducts instead of one . The winglet behind the duct helps to reduce turbulence inside the wheel profile.Lastly all the braking components are enclosed inside a carbon ring, an idea pioneered by Ferrari back in 2001 .

  1. April 20, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    Didn’t ponder on the fact that F1 brakes need air to cool down

    • April 20, 2011 at 8:40 pm

      Air is vital for F1 brakes and all teams pay serious attention on cooling down the brake components . Tracks that are hard on brakes, for example Canada, force F1 teams to adopt enlarged brake ducts to ensure enough cooling . In some occasions there were teams that used oversized ducts violating FIA technical regulations and because of this were disqualified from race results ( Toyota and Williams in 2004 Canadian GP ) . In some other occasions (like Ferrari in past) produced clever ideas to increase cooling without violating the regulations .

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