The Italian company Brembo is probably the best current car brakes manufacturer in the world. Their products are an inevitable component of almost every high-speed vehicle. Without a doubt, such vehicles are the Formula 1 bolids. The F1 championship utilizes the services of Brembo for many years, and to justify the confidence, the Italian firm is continuously working on improving their products. The video below presents a fragment of testing the F1 carbon brakes in the Brembo factory.

These brakes are placed on a dynamic bench, which is also used to test their aerodynamic attributes. Furthermore, you can see the disc accelerating to high speeds and then a complete brake pressure is applied to it. After this it accelerates again and the procedure is repeated. Notice how quickly this disc heats up and cools down. That`s definitely one distinguishable trait of the Brembo brakes.

Nevertheless, this way of testing the brakes is conducted due to the fact that during a race that requires a lot of braking, the drivers use the brakes for nearly 1500 times! During this process the bolid should be brought from 170 mph per se, to almost 20!

At last, click here to read one detailed article on how F1 brakes actually work.