Explaining the magic of F1 brakes

Explaining the magic of F1 brakes

A Formula 1 car's brakes can dissipate almost three times as much energy as the engine is capable of producing - so they're vitally important to setting a lap time, as former Renault and Williams chief technical officer PAT SYMONDS explains

Even a spirited driver rarely considers their brakes when driving on the road.

An emergency stop usually prompts little more than a fleeting thankfulness for the efficiency of modern braking systems, and in reality what you might consider hard braking for a roundabout uses only a small part of the potential braking performance available to you.

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