Unlike your everyday car, race cars are equipped with enormous brake discs made from expansive material and can reach unbelievably high temperatures. Under hard braking, the discs can reach temperatures of up to 750 degrees Celsius in the case of a Formula One car. While the heating of the brake discs might compromise the car's braking performance, it gives us some of the most beautiful shots in motorsport. Enjoy this small selection of glowing brake discs shots and stay tuned for the second part!

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