Blast it - #TheF1Effect - Simulation

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Of all the technology fitted to a Formula 1 car, the performance of the brakes is perhaps the most impressive: each disc features more than 700 individually drilled cooling holes, yet still reaches temperatures of up to 1200°C – hot enough to melt silver – during the lap.

It’s little surprise that they’re so powerful – drivers push the brake pedal with a force equivalent to more than twice their body weight, triggering deceleration forces of 5g. The brakes will bring a 200mph Formula 1 car to a dead halt in less than five seconds. Impressive.

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Duration 00:30
Posted Feb 16, 2016
Series Formula 1
Teams McLaren Shop Now