Brakes – Racing Auto Parts

brakes1High Performance Brakes

Disc brakes are used for high performance racing vehicles. A rotor and caliper are present at each wheel. Expensive carbon-carbon composite rotors are used instead of steel or cast iron. This is because of carbon’s superior thermal, frictional and anti-warping capabilities. It also offers a significant weight savings. The brakes are designed to perform in extreme temperatures and can operate up to 1,000 degrees Celsius.

Brakes Make the Difference

A Formula 1 car can decelerate from 62-0 mph in about 55 ft. Compare this to a 2007 Porsche 911 Turbo which takes about 103 feet to brake from 62-0 mph. Formula 1 cars can brake from 124 mph to a complete stop in just 2.9 seconds and use only 213 feet.

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