The Brake Caliper and Trail Braking in a Real-World Race Car


In this video, André Eriksen (CEO of Asetek) talks about the brakes in an Audi R8 race car.

André gives some fascinating insights into the crucial aspects when braking at high speeds when racing. Racing is not just about speed. It’s also about timing how you slow down from the high speeds.

These techniques, such as trail braking, can also be used by sim racers to record faster lap times but they require a hard brake pedal. Watch André’s explanation to understand why.

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