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Old 11 May 2017, 17:33 (Ref:3732860)   #256
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So do Team Dynamics use 6 sets of brakes per car every weekend?
If they see a benefit, they will. I guess they might re-use ones that don't complete many laps (such as Neal's from Brands) in a later test/FP session?
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Old 11 May 2017, 17:35 (Ref:3732861)   #257
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If they can afford it and it gives an advantage, I'd believe it.
How much is a set of brakes for a BTCC car? (front discs and pads)
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Old 11 May 2017, 17:46 (Ref:3732863)   #258
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How much is a set of brakes for a BTCC car? (front discs and pads)
I think - about £500 per wheel for pads and rotor. That may not sound like much, but when you look at new pads/rotors for each race that's £2,000 x 30 = £60,000 just on brakes to run a car.
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Old 11 May 2017, 18:32 (Ref:3732872)   #259
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I think - about £500 per wheel for pads and rotor. That may not sound like much, but when you look at new pads/rotors for each race that's £2,000 x 30 = £60,000 just on brakes to run a car.
Wow!!! And that doesn't even include FP1,FP2 and qualifying
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Old 11 May 2017, 19:16 (Ref:3732875)   #260
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did anyone see Car SOS recently ???


Matt Neal apperead in it and he was "tricked" via a helium baloon by Tim Shaw to refurbsih some Caterham rims for free
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Wow!!! And that doesn't even include FP1,FP2 and qualifying
It might be a bit less than that, but you can easily see why not all teams can afford to do it.
It's why teams can't complain about Honda's braking advantage, because there's no budget cap.
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It might be a bit less than that, but you can easily see why not all teams can afford to do it.
It's why teams can't complain about Honda's braking advantage, because there's no budget cap.
So Honda can spend as much as they like on brakes, so would that be the same for tyres? As the Honda looks mega in the corners.
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So Honda can spend as much as they like on brakes, so would that be the same for tyres? As the Honda looks mega in the corners.
no. all teams have the same limit on tyres.
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So Honda can spend as much as they like on brakes, so would that be the same for tyres? As the Honda looks mega in the corners.
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no. all teams have the same limit on tyres.
But some teams may not be able to afford the full allocation of new tyres at each event.
Some teams may be putting 'used' tyres on their car on occasion, as they have to pay for them from Dunlop.

'A driver may use a maximum of 12 new Ďstandard compoundí tyres plus 8 previously marked/declared standard compound tyres per Meeting, including any Free Practice session(s), except at a driverís first Meeting where a maximum of 16 'standard compound' new tyres may be used. The number of previously marked/declared tyres may be increased if less than 12 new tyres are marked/declared, always provided that the total number of tyres (20) is not exceeded at any time. '
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I found this article a bit odd - https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/m...c-type-r-racer - as it talks about the Honda having "well servoed brakes".

Now I'm not that up on modern race cars but I've never come across a serious purpose built race car with a servo as it takes away a lot of the pedal feel.

If they really do use a servo then perhaps getting it dialled in just right could be an advantage?
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I found this article a bit odd - https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/m...c-type-r-racer - as it talks about the Honda having "well servoed brakes".

Now I'm not that up on modern race cars but I've never come across a serious purpose built race car with a servo as it takes away a lot of the pedal feel.

If they really do use a servo then perhaps getting it dialled in just right could be an advantage?
I suspect this "journolist " may be off beam there....
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