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• The FW27 will accelerate from standing to 125 mph (200 kph) in five seconds, and deceleration forces onboard will reach 5 g’s. One g equates to driving into a brick wall at 19 mph (30 kph.) Brake temperatures to generate the deceleration will reach 10,832 degrees (6,000 degrees Centigrade) in one second.
• On board the FW27, exhaust temperatures reach 17,132 degrees (9,500 degrees Centigrade), and even the air temperature in the pneumatic valve system reaches temperatures of 4,532 degrees (2,500 degrees Centigrade.)

This is some information I got about the BWM-Williams new F1 car. At those temperatures, funny things happen, like steel is vaporized and ceramics become very brittle if they do not become dust.

What am I missing?


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Many of the metals used are not just aluminum or steel. Beryllium was used in cylinder walls and pistons(then outlawed due to cost and toxicity of the metal). I have a Titanium brake rotor hat from the Prost F1 car sitting on my desk at the moment. It wasn't cheep to make but after it's used for a weekend or two it really is nothing more than a paperweight. My friend had bought it for me in Monaco at an F1 shop, it was very inexpensive.

Who really knows what they're using in those engines. The engine builders and the FIA do and that's about it. Secrets tend to be kept very well in F1.
 
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