F1 Brake Discs

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michl420
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Re: F1 Brake Discs

Post by michl420 » Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:15 pm

Old Topic, new Question. With this high downforce (and high drag) cars is less Braking necessary, especially on tracks like Silverstone. Is it allowed (and it is done) to use different (lighter, thinner) brake discs or brake callipers?

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Re: F1 Brake Discs

Post by Jolle » Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:48 pm

michl420 wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:15 pm
Old Topic, new Question. With this high downforce (and high drag) cars is less Braking necessary, especially on tracks like Silverstone. Is it allowed (and it is done) to use different (lighter, thinner) brake discs or brake callipers?
Less braking would be in normal traffic conditions. Higher downforce means that you can brake even harder (and over a shorter distance/time).

If they could, they would even have thicker disks so the temp is more constant.

The tuning of the disks is not done by thickness or size but by the kind of cooling. The amount of holes in the disks and the opening of the brake ducts. Good chance they have a couple of options for pads as well.

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Re: F1 Brake Discs

Post by saviour stivala » Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:54 pm

The thickness of the disc as well as the diameter does play an important part. If these two parameters weren’t set by the rules, much less effort at providing cooling of which hurts other important things of the car would have been the case.