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Williams FW30 - enlarged brake ducts 10 June 2008

Montreal is the most demanding track of the championship in terms of brake wear. Specific compounds are used for discs and pads and finding a solution that effectively controls wear whilst also keeping the brakes within an acceptable temperature range is paramount. To this end, all the teams introduced enlarged brake ducts to optmise cooling of the discs and calipers. Those on the front of the Williams (inset) featured a small winglet at the base (red arrow) to help channel airflow directly to the caliper, thus reducing its working temperature.