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Ferrari F2008 - front brake ducts 24 March 2008

In Australia the cars sported very small brake ducts, a trend that was totally reversed in Malaysia, especially at the front. The reason? In Melbourne there are no particularly long strong straights requiring hard braking at the end. Sepang has two, followed by tight hairpins. Although the rest of the circuit isn't particularly tough on brakes, the high ambient temperatures make cooling the discs and pads difficult. To avoid overheating problems during the race, all the teams increased the size of their brake cooling inlets. Ferrari's larger version, which will be retained for the next round in Bahrain, is illustrated here.