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F1 could move to carbon-ceramic brakes in future

F1 currently used carbon-carbon brake discs as standard, with the material having first been used in grand prix racing in the late 1970s.

But the use of the technology has not moved across to mainstream road cars because of the difficulties faced in using carbon brakes in cold or wet conditions if the discs have not been warmed up.

However, advances in the use of carbon-ceramics have seen them featured on some new sportscars, and Brembo suggests they could be good enough for F1 use too.

Surface Transforms plc (LON:SCE) are experts in the development and production of carbon-ceramic materials and the UK’s only manufacturer of carbon-ceramic brakes for automotive use. 

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