The Haas F1 team will try a new brake manufacturer during practice for the Brazilian Grand Prix in an attempt to overcome the brake issues it has been experiencing this season.
The team have suffered numerous retirements through brake failure and believe the disc and pad materials supplied by Brembo could be to blame. Therefore they will trial a different manufacturer in practice before making a final decision on which to use in the race.
"We will conduct a test in either FP1 or FP2 with a different brake manufacturer," explained team principal Guenther Steiner.
"It is a test to see how the other material reacts and how the drivers like it or don’t like it. We will try to find out as much as possible in the short time we have available."
The team will also trial the Halo cockpit protection device for the first time, meaning they have a lot to complete across the two 90-minute sessions.
"We are planning to run it with Romain in FP1 in Brazil. We’ll get his feedback and provide it to the FIA.
"There needs to be more testing done and we’re happy to contribute. Even though the halo won’t be introduced next year, it’s a step toward finding a device that provides protection but also allows drivers to get in and out of the car quickly."