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Bite-size tech: Ferrari front brakes

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Bite-size tech: Ferrari front brakes
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Co-author: Matt Somerfield
May 25, 2016, 1:47 PM

Monaco might not require the most braking force on the calendar but the braking zones are massively important to a clean lap around the principality.

Ferrari is setting its car up with its crossover pipe, which features the teardrop-shaped outlets, which allow heat to radiate into the wheel rim and tyre.

This thermal management of the brake temperatures is important to the conditioning of the tyres, not only improving performance but stint length too, something of particular importance given the use of the ultrasoft tyre for the first time this season.

You'll also note that Ferrari has mounted the maximum cooling capacity discs too, with five drill holes traversing the face of the disc in a chevron pattern, rather than the four drill holes used in Barcelona, for example.

This allows around 200 extra holes in the circumference of the disc in order to better dissipate heat, taking the hole count over 1000.

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Series Formula 1
Event Monaco GP
Location Monte Carlo
Teams Ferrari Shop Now
Author Giorgio Piola