The demand on the brakes during the GP
During each lap brakes are used 7 times, for less than nine and a half seconds in total, 4 tenths more than on the Monza track. From start to the checkered flag, braked are in action for a total of 11 minutes, equal to 15 per cent of the whole race.
Brakes are used even less in the second half of the track, from the Rauch curve onwards: if in fact in the first half drivers use the brakes for 6 and a half seconds, in the second part they use them for less than 3 seconds.
The maximum deceleration is also affected by this variation: from an average of 4,7 g in the first section to 3,9 g in the next. Consequently the average track deceleration is 4,2 g, the same as for Barcelona.
The energy dissipated during braking in the whole GP from each single-seater is quite limited: 166 kWh, equal to the energy needed to operate around 55 mechanical bulls.
During the whole race, a driver uses his brakes a little less than 500 times, exerting a total load of 68 tons on the brake pedal, that is over three times the weight of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart CDs sold worldwide in 2016.