Although much is made of exotic materials usage in Formula One racing, at least one area of development is taking a step backward: brake discs. Southfield, MI's, Federal Mogul Corp. says it has developed a new brake pad formulation, DS4000, that will outperform contemporary Formula One cars' carbon brake pad/carbon fiber disc arrangements. Federal Mogul's carbon/carbon brake system, Ferodo DS11, has displayed outstanding performance in the Formula One environment, but company research ...

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