The demand on the brakes during the GP
Every lap, the brakes are used barely six times, a negative record for the World Championship matched only by the Monza circuit, but there are plenty of tough braking sections. Overall, during one lap at Interlagos, the brakes are used for 12,5 seconds which comes to 18% of the duration of the race.
Since there are very few braking points, the average peak deceleration per lap is 3,9 G, one of the highest among the last seven GP races of the year. Additionally, none of the six braking sections registers a peak deceleration that goes below 3 G.
Even the energy dissipated in braking by each single-seater during the entire GP is contained: 127 kWh, which is almost the same as Shanghai, although there are two more braking sections per lap, however modest they be.
From the starting line to the checkered flag, each driver exerts a total load of 44 tons on the brake pedal, which is almost identical to the Japanese GP and just under that of the Belgian GP.