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Formula One
Brake system in F1 cars is controlled by FIA regulations. The brake system in Formula 1 cars should have two separate hydraulic circuits.

Brake System

Current rules in Formula 1 direct that the cars must be equipped with only one brake system. The brake system should have two separate hydraulic circuits operated by one pedal. One circuit should be operating on the two front wheels while the other on the two rear wheels. Even if one circuit faces failure the circuit operating on other wheels would still work. The F1 brake system should be thoroughly checked before the start of the race.

Force on Brake Pads
The force on the brake pads within each circuit should be same at any given time. Any device which would alter the configuration or affect the performance of any part of the brake system is not allowed. When a car is moving any modulation of the brake system should be made by the drivers' direct physical input. All brake calipers have to be made of aluminum materials with a modulus of elasticity less than 80Gpa.

Brake Caliper
The attachments for securing brake caliper to the car should not be more than two. As for the disks, no more than one brake disc is allowed on each wheel. The discs should have a maximum thickness of 28mm and a maximum outside diameter of 278mm. The air brakes should not jut beyond the wheels. Air ducts around the front and rear brakes are considered part of the braking system

Power Brakes and Anti-lock Braking
Power brakes and anti-lock braking systems are not allowed in case of the Formula One motor racing cars. Liquid cooling of the brakes is also not allowed.