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#1 Edited by diz (906 posts) -

The squeal is the vibration between your disks and pads and is usually caused by a build-up of brake pad dust on the brake calipers, or from pad or disk wear. It is often indicative of a stuck pad in the caliper. Sometimes a blast of air into the calipers with an air hose will clean the dust out. If the pads are good and the disks are not worn, scored or warped, then removing the pads, cleaning around the calipers and replacing the pads with a small amount of copper grease on the sides and back of the pads will stop any squealing. Obviously great care should be taken to apply the copper grease only to the rear and sides of the pad and not to get any on the front of the pad or the disk.

Some varieties of brake pads are more prone to squealing and softer pads are less liable to squeal. Excessive squealing can cause the brake disks to glaze and then they'd need to be re-surfaced. So this issue is best sorted out early.

Perhaps the "death star" sound is the same cause, but at a lower frequency as the car comes to a halt and the wheels stop. The sound may then become more of a low groaning noise.

Please ensure your brakes work perfectly and if there is any doubt get them checked by a competent mechanic.

#2 Posted by diz (906 posts) -

@burgavo: Hamilton could go to the end of the race with his hard tyres and no real competetion

#3 Posted by diz (906 posts) -

@sbaitso said:

Did I mishear him or did he just say dude has a 20-something second lead? That....seems like a lot.

Its actually 42 secs! Bottas pitted from No 2

#4 Posted by diz (906 posts) -

@burgavo said:

did Alonso get a drivetrough or just 5sec added to a regular pitstop?

5 seconds added to his scheduled stop.

#5 Posted by diz (906 posts) -

Glad to hear Kimi just messed up his ankle

Do you really hate him, or something?

#6 Posted by diz (906 posts) -

Lauda telling it like it is.

#7 Posted by diz (906 posts) -

@mister_v said:
@diz said:

@mister_v said:

@diz said:

Looks like they're trying out next year's rules!

No, they are starting behind the safety car.

Well, yes - they would be next year as well, since:

"The standing re-starts will replace the current rolling re-start procedure unless the safety car is used within two laps of the original race start (or a subsequent re-start)"

Next year they sit behind the safety car and then have the standing restart.

This is the other way round s it not. Sit on the grid and then start behind the safety car.

Not in the first 2 or last 5 laps.

If there is a red flag in those laps, then they'll start behind a safety car, like they are today. My point though is that I don't think the crash or damage to the track really merited a red flag today.

#8 Edited by diz (906 posts) -

@mister_v said:

@diz said:

Looks like they're trying out next year's rules!

No, they are starting behind the safety car.

Well, yes - they would be next year as well, since:

"The standing re-starts will replace the current rolling re-start procedure unless the safety car is used within two laps of the original race start (or a subsequent re-start)"

#9 Posted by diz (906 posts) -

Looks like they're trying out next year's rules!

#10 Edited by diz (906 posts) -

That post-qualifying interview with Hamilton - he could hardly speak! He seemed to be trying to slow Rosberg down on the outlap too so he'd miss his chance at qualifying.