As one of the most reputable names in braking technology, Brembo supplies brakes to some of the world’s premier manufacturers, as well as racing series. Here’s a look at what makes their Formula 1 brakes tick.[youtube id=”nH2hcF0I-bo” width=”800″ height=”450″]In the interest of durability and efficiency, Brembo makes extensive use of lightweight and composite technology. The six piston monoblock calipers are made from a high-tech lithium aluminum alloy, delivering the best mix of strength and lightweight character. Carbon fiber brakes pads and rotors, which change geometry based upon the needs of the system, are monitored by infrared sensors. Special HCT64T Brembo racing brake fluid is employed, yielding a low coefficient of comprehensibility and a high boiling point, to ensure ideal performance under the harshest conditions. Brembo employs a near fail-proof brake by wire alternative braking system to provide redundancy in case of an electronics failure.
Brembo also integrates their system with the Kinetic Energy Recovery System which has become almost dogma in many of the highest classes of racing today. This allows for the implementation of smaller rear calipers, while the diameter of the rear discs has been reduced almost 7%. Check out the official Brembo video above for an exact breakdown of each technology employed.