How the braking system works in a racing car

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.

Surface Transforms plc (LON:SCE) is a manufacturer of next-generation carbon-ceramic brake discs for automotive and aircraft applications and has been certified to IS9001-2000 since 2008 and was certified to TS16949 automotive quality accreditation and AS9100C aerospace quality accreditation in 2015.

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