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      03-31-2009, 12:17 PM   #72
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Originally Posted by jm1234 View Post
If you had to hold the car still on a hill with the engine running after/during a session do you think it would be better to use the parking brake or the disk brakes? I believe the front rotors get hotter than the rears so I think you would be smarter to use the parking brake than the disk brakes. Stupid idea?
Applying the brakes while stopped after a session is a big no-no, so I wouldn't even try it in any manner. I haven't found myself in a situation where I had to do it. The paddocks I've been to are pretty flat. Just identify/claim a flat parking spot for yourself before the session, and make it there after your cooling lap and try to get on the brakes as little as possible, and leave the car in gear as bher has said. I haven't had any problems doing that.