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Rosberg: Brake temperature cooling hard in Mexico



Rosberg: Brake temperature cooling hard in Mexico

Rosberg: Brake temperature cooling hard in Mexico

Nico Rosberg set fastest lap-time in second free practice for Mexican Grand Prix, but vital thing is Red Bull split the Mercedes duo, also the German struggled with break temperature problem.

During the first practice session, Nico struggled too much with brake over-heating, his brakes blow up in flames following a lock-up.

He admits that keeping brake temperature in check will not be an easy job throughout the restructured Mexican grand prix.

1.2km main straight, coupled to a tight and twisty infield, the redecorated Mexico City circuit has presented a big challenge for the drivers on Friday practice, mainly with the new surface gifted low grip.

“It is a challenge, we are really on the edge here on the brakes,” he said.

“If you cool the brakes more, you lose performance because you need to open up the car and you lose downforce, so you go slower. You always want to be on the edge and here specifically is quite difficult because we are quite high up – it is like a ski station in Europe!

“The air is very thin so it doesn’t flow very well through the car and down the straights there is no resistance. We had the Monaco rear wing on the car with full down-force but we are doing Monza speeds, so it is quite impressive.”

“It’s great to learn a new track in a new country, they’ve done a good job. It’s good to drive, quite unique – it reminds me of my youth, it’s like a go-kart track with slow corners. It’s been a good day for me today, so it’s been a good start.”


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