In motor racing, speed and performance are key factors for success. However, safety is also critical and cannot be neglected at any time. That’s why the braking system in a racing car is a critical component that must work effectively at all times. In this article, we will explain how the braking system in a race car works, its main components and its importance in racing.
Types of brakes in racing vehicles
Racing vehicles can use different types of brakes, depending on their category and technical specifications. Disc brakes are the most common in racing, as they offer high performance in terms of braking power and durability. Drum brakes, on the other hand, are less commonly used, although they are used in some historic racing categories. Ceramic brakes and carbon brakes are the most technologically advanced and are used in high-level competitions such as Formula 1 or endurance racing.
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