F1F1 is the pinnacle of open wheel, single seater car racing and arguably the highest level of any motorsport globally.... There's more... cars use carbon brake discs and pads that operate between 200 degrees and 1,000 degrees (Celcius).
To ensure the brake system does not overheat and cook itself, cooling is provided through ducts that direct the fast-flowing ambient air onto the brake system.
This is why you see wheels smoking at the startline and the pit crew place cooling fansThe fans are the life-blood of F1, without us the sport wouldn't be what it is today. From the 300,000... There's more... on the brake ducts when the car is stopped.