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It’s Not Supposed To Work Like That

We like fire. Fire good. But fire occurring in places where it should not is devastating. Take for instance the Haas F1 car driven by Esteban Gutierrez, where the rear brakes got so hot that it caught on fire. The pits advised Gutierrez to “try not to brake very hard… try to use a long gear, we need to cool the brakes!” Once the car was in the pit, the crew had a really difficult time lowering the temperature of the brakes as it continually caught on fire. This is proof Formula One cars run at peak power and temperatures at all times that things can easily go wrong when pushed to the limits. But could this be the result of Haas F1 team’s interesting approach to car building?


Written by Hansen

The engineer amongst the crew, Hansen once built a mini baja car with his bare hands. Hansen had the opportunity to join Honda’s R&D team in Ohio but chose the life of the east coast and the defense industry instead. A die hard auto enthusiast he religiously follows the auto industry and loves long walks in the auto shows.


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