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F1 EXPLAINS: The incredible technology behind braking systems – and how drivers cope with the huge G-forces



F1 EXPLAINS: The incredible technology behind braking systems – and how drivers cope with the huge G-forces

Taming the insane velocity of an F1 automotive takes extraordinary ability and unbelievable expertise. The brakes glow crimson sizzling. The drivers really feel enormous G-forces. How do F1 braking programs work, and the way do drivers cope each time they slam their left foot into the pedal?

On the most recent episode of F1 Explains, hosts Katie Osborne and Christian Hewgill are joined by some particular company as they break down brakes.

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The braking system on each System 1 automotive is made by Brembo, however that doesn’t imply they’re all the identical. Andrea Algeri – engineer from Brembo, the Italian firm which produces brakes for the whole F1 grid – explains how they work to design, check and produce bespoke brakes for every crew.

Additionally available to provide his perception is Alpine Reserve Driver Jack Doohan. The Australian has accomplished a whole bunch of testing laps round Monza and Abu Dhabi, circuits with a number of heavy braking zones.

He tells us the way it feels to hit the brake pedal at 200 miles per hour and what it does to a driver’s physique. He additionally explains how drivers use brakes to assault and defend in a race, and the way to keep away from a dreaded ‘lock-up’.

To hearken to the complete episode, hit go on the audio participant above – or click on right here to hear in your most popular podcasting platform.

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And to get your questions answered, you possibly can ship a question about any F1 subject you fancy to [email protected]. Our intrepid podcast crew will then seek out the most effective individual within the paddock to provide the reply.

All episodes of F1 Explains can be found on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and all different main podcast apps. New episodes are launched each Friday.

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