Red Bull RB8 - brake discs and calipers 03 November 2012
In Abu Dhabi Red Bull are once again using the new Brembo discs, which feature more than 1000 holes (five holes per row). The team have also chosen to mount the RB8's brake calipers horizontally (see red arrow), at the base of the disc. This is beneficial in terms of centre of gravity, but makes it impossible to bleed the brakes whilst the calipers are still installed on the car. This meant that when Sebastian Vettel complained about his brake pedal after his Practice Three installation lap, Red Bull had to change all four calipers.