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F1 Technique: Looking inside the brake system (+video)

The new brake-by-wire technology today used in Formula 1 is well explained in this short video produced by Italian brake manufacturer Brembo.

This 3D animation shows the functional interaction between the several components of the Brembo brake system.

It shows the various components, from the brake-by-wire to the MGU-K, which harvests kinetic energy developed under braking, to the safety system, which ensures the rear brakes still work even if the new electronic system fails.