Malaysian GP tech blog

Malaysian GP tech blog

With a two-week break after the first race of the season, F1 teams are already bringing new components to Malaysia. CRAIG SCARBOROUGH analyses the main upgrades seen at Sepang

Given the high temperatures in Malaysia, on top of any performance upgrades every car has some bodywork changes simply due to the greater cooling demands at Sepang.

The long straights and big braking zones also mean that brake cooling is increased, with the brake ducts also aimed at venting the hot air away from the wheel because thermal tyre degradation is likely to be a factor this weekend.

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