Brake use during the GP
The Formula 1 drivers use their brakes on only 10 of the 20 corners, which is three times less than the MotoGP riders.
The grip guaranteed by the four tires means the cars don't need to brake on turns 3, 4, 6 and 16. But precisely because they accelerate through turns 3 and 4, they have to apply the brakes minimally on turn 5, unlike the MotoGP bikes.
To complete one lap on the Austin track, the brakes on each Formula 1 car are applied for 18 seconds, compared to the 38 seconds the MotoGP bikes need.
On average during the United States GP, the Formula 1 cars apply their brakes for 17 minutes, which is 20% of the overall duration of the race.
The average peak deceleration per lap is 3,8 G, but there are five corners where this gets up to at least 4 G. The energy dissipated in braking throughout the GP by one single-seater however, is fairly contained: 140 kWh, which is almost half that of the Mexican GP.
Nor is the load applied to the brake pedal by each driver from the starting line to the checkered flag among the heaviest in the World Championship: 57 tons, which is less than half that of the Singapore GP.
In other words, each driver is required to apply a force of about 590 kg for every minute of driving.