Fernando Alonso, Diego Ioverno

Malaysian GP – Braking News

Sepang, 21 March – Brakes were the first topic on the agenda of this week in Sepang, in the run up to the second round of the World Championship. Fernando Alonso arrived here on Tuesday to start adapting to the tropical climate and today he took part in the Brembo Educational Meeting. This event was organised by Brembo, a world leader in disc brake technology and was aimed at the specialist F1 media, explaining the workings of the braking system used on Scuderia Ferrari’s F138. Along with Diego Ioverno, the team’s Head of Track activity, Fernando spoke about various aspects linked to the subject, such as how the pedal movement can be modulated, the adjustment of the brake balance during the race and the importance of managing the whole system. Alonso also explained how efficient braking can help during the race with tyre management, a key factor especially in this current season, and other areas of car performance, especially at tracks that put a high demand on the brake system, such as Australia, Canada and Singapore.

Fernando Alonso

Looking past the numbers

Maranello, 25 March – Five points just don’t explain it. The difference from the 35 points collected in 2012 to the 40 we have…