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Ferrari F14 T - rear brake configuration

08 Nov 2014

There was a lot of speculation in the United States and Brazil concerning the latest rear suspension and brake set-up on the Ferrari and its potential relevance to next year's car.

The Italian team - unlike rivals Red Bull, Mercedes, McLaren, Williams and Sauber - are not using lighter 4-piston brake calipers. Instead they are employing heavier 6-piston calipers, the same as at the front of the car. As can be seen here, these are combined with a carbon drum that encloses the rear brake assembly and stops heat escaping to the outside of the wheel rim. Instead the hot air from the brakes is blown onto the inside of the wheel. This set-up helps keep the brakes at a higher temperature, which makes them more consistent.