The demand on the brakes during the GP
On average, the Formula 1 drivers use their brakes on a single lap for just over 11 seconds, a value that is half a second lower than that of the Canadian GP.
However, the German track is longer by 250meters than the track in Montreal and the cars' average lap speed is faster. The braking systems are engaged for 16% of the race, the exact same percentage registered at the French GP, the Russian GP, and the Japanese GP, but these races are very different in terms of the number and intensity of braking.
The average peak deceleration is 3.9 G overall, despite the first four braking sections never going below 4 G. From the start of the race to the checkered flag, the amount of energy dissipated by each single-seater is over 220 kWh.
Summing up the load applied to the brake pedal from the start to the finish, each driver experiences a force of 53 tons.