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Force India VJM08 - brake caliper positioning

27 May 2015

After more than half a decade of running with their front calipers ahead of the front axle (inset), Force India have moved to the more conventional positioning to the rear of the axle (main drawing).

The only obvious potential benefit of the team’s old layout was weight distribution. The major plus of the new one is better cooling of the caliper. This solution was tested in Barcelona recently and then raced on both cars in Monaco.