Alpine A522

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*The usual idiots who look at the winter testing timing sheets and draw conclusions from them every year, saw Alpine as eighth : )

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There is a nice pic of the A522 naked front caliper in this nice article about brakes.
https://f1i.autojournal.fr/magazine/mag ... -ceinture/

Here a comparison of the caliper with/without its cooling duct.

📸G. Piola 📸N. Carpentiers
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It looks kinda simple & light. & it seems those water-drop-shaped outlets are meant to vent some of the disc hot air while isolating this heat as much as possible from the caliper...
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Blackout wrote:
Thu Feb 02, 2023 10:52 am
There is a nice pic of the A522 naked front caliper in this nice article about brakes.
https://f1i.autojournal.fr/magazine/mag ... -ceinture/

Here a comparison of the caliper with/without its cooling duct.

📸G. Piola 📸N. Carpentiers
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Fn5Fv6tX0AA ... me=900x900

It looks kinda simple & light. & it seems those water-drop-shaped outlets are meant to vent some of the disc hot air while isolating this heat as much as possible from the caliper...
Looks like 1 of the 4 air intake feeds that front part and the other 3 go In behind and come out through the water droplet shaped holes.