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F1, here are the new Brembo brakes: how they work

Brembo’s technical innovations in the face of the challenge of the new F1 regulations, the regulation is a clean sweep also for the braking systems.

Brembo has created new customized braking systems for each F1 team and will supply most of the single-seaters including hydraulic material (calipers, pumps and by-wire units) and friction components (carbon discs and pads).

The group reconfirms its “commitment to the Formula 1 world championship which, this year, kicks off from the Bahrain GP, ​​with the race scheduled for the weekend of 18-20 March.
Thanks to the experience accumulated in 47 Formula 1 seasons, during which the single-seaters with Brembo brakes won 27 drivers ‘world championships, 31 constructors’ world championships and triumphed in 463 Grand Prix ”, explains Brembo in a statement.

How the brakes work

F1 , the increase in space inside the rims, which go from 13 to 18 inches. It forced, for example, a substantial increase in the diameter of the brake discs, which go from 278 mm to a maximum of 328 mm on the front axle. While the rear wheels range from 266 mm in 2021 to 280 mm in the new specifications. Accompanied by an increase in thickness from 28 to 32 mm. In fact, Brembo had to revisit the architecture of the discs, reducing the number of holes useful for cooling the system. To comply with the requirements imposed by the regulation.

News also in the chapter of pads: the teams will be able to choose between two different specifications, without having available the perforated ones, now explicitly prohibited by the regulation.