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Haas considers brake manufacturer switch

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Haas considers brake manufacturer switch
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Oct 25, 2016, 2:33 PM

Haas is considering a switch of brake disc suppliers following its latest failure during the United States Grand Prix.

Esteban Gutierrez, Haas F1 Team and his crew members
Romain Grosjean, Haas F1 Team VF-16
Esteban Gutierrez, Haas F1 Team VF-16
Esteban Gutierrez, Haas F1 Team VF-16
Esteban Gutierrez, Haas F1 Team VF-16
Esteban Gutierrez, Haas F1 Team VF-16

In the wake of a number of recent brake problems, Haas faced further misery at Austin as Esteban Gutierrez was forced to retire with another failure.

Current brake supplier Brembo has promised a full investigation into what happened in a bid to help it get on top of things.

A statement issued by the Italian brake company said: "After a first analysis of our technicians present at Austin, it would seem that in correspondence with the front left wheel a problem in the dragging area of the disc has been identified.

"It will be Brembo's responsibility to carefully investigate, in collaboration with the team, the causes that led to the technical issue."

But while that investigation goes on, Haas has revealed that it is ready to test Carbone Industrie discs as early as it can to see if that can help it overcome the problems.

Team principal Gunther Steiner said: "We will test different materials. We need to do something, as we cannot keep breaking them.

"Esteban was in a good position as well, and it is the brakes. So Brembo is trying to do the utmost to help us find out, but we need to do for ourselves what we need to do."

Steiner said that his team was struggling to find an explanation as to why his outfit had faced such difficulties with its brakes.

"I don't know, otherwise we wouldn't have it," he said, when asked what the specific problems was. "Brembo is investigating and seeing if they find what is wrong with it. We don't know what is going on, we don't know."

Steiner said that a test of CI discs would not be possible until after the Mexican GP.

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