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      02-17-2020, 05:02 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by apexit4 View Post
Brake tech in F1 is really quite amazing, there's so much that could be discussed.

Talking about these fins and dissipating heat reminded me of the evolution of brake discs themselves. The number of holes used in break discs has increased from 100 to 1200! Worth looking into if you guys are interested.
Six rows on the pic on the right and now even thicker carbon discs maybe 9 rows or more even.Be interesting how they make them, and even more interesting how on earth do they drill 1200 holes and more.. I guess it's a computerised 6 or more drills multi chuck base staggered drilling in and out while the disc rotates a tiny amount each time then stops for the drilling.Add to that the brake-by-wire for the rear calipers to further complicate matters...