The Red Hot Burn of Testing F1 Brakes

By Casey Chan on at

Hot, hot, hot. That’s what happens when something—say, the wheel of an F1 car—is spinning so impossibly fast and then gets immediately clamped down by the brakes. It glows and pulsates a wonderful orange that looks almost like molten steel.

This footage from Brembo testing their brakes shows how it all happens.

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