F1's brake duct tech war

F1's brake duct tech war

Fitting ducts to cool the brakes on F1 cars seems simple in theory, but in reality this is a red-hot aerodynamic and regulatory battleground, says JAKE BOXALL-LEGGE

Brake ducts? They're just holes, aren't they?

When it comes to talking technical in Formula 1, the powertrain and aerodynamics always take centre stage. It's only natural that attention will be drawn to the audio-visual elements - noise and aesthetic appeal have long been the sensory stimuli that can turn any motorsport fan's knees to jelly.

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