Ask Gary: Should F1 switch to steel brakes?
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Ask Gary: Should F1 switch to steel brakes?

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Would going back to steel brake discs solve F1's overtaking problems, should F1 drop wings and would enclosed wheels help downforce? Just some of the questions tackled by GARY ANDERSON this week

Would a return to steel discs offer a quick fix for F1 overtaking woes? It would also be more relevant to the auto industry, which is unlikely to adopt carbon discs universally...
Roger Smith, via email

When Alex Zanardi drove for Williams in 1999, he couldn't get used to the carbon discs and pads so he used steel discs. It didn't really do the job for him but what he did show was that it was possible. Patrick Head said he was surprised that the performance on the steel brakes with carbon-metallic pads wasn't too bad.

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