Ferrari traced the brake failure to a faulty component in the rear brake calliper, an o-ring on the bleed nipple. Subsequent investigation from Ferrari's brake supplier Brembo found that there was no fault with the components it had supplied and Brembo released this statement.
"After the first check, made in Maranello together with Ferrari, it has been clarified that the reasons of the unlucky accident occurred to Michael Schumacher are not related to any failure of Brembo components,"
I dunno but IMO the whole story is fishy.
Brembo doesn´t want to take the blaim, and Ferrari don´t want to blaim Schumacher as they
never ever said one negative word when he was driving for them (I suspect that he had it in his
The onboard is here: http://www.youtube.c...feature=related
Schumacher is alongside Irvine going into copse corner, note he´s on the wrong side
and they are doing over 300km/h. Schumacher starts to lock up when he has turned the wheel
and it´s the inside wheel which locks up first.
IMO it looks like a clear drivers mistake, he braked too late and braked too hard having already started
to turn in.
Ferrari said one nipple broke, causing the rear brakes to fail.
On www.f1.com: The technical regulations also require that each car has a twin-circuit hydraulic braking system with two separate reservoirs for the front and rear wheels. This ensures that, even in the event of one complete circuit failure, braking should still be available through the second circuit.