The most challenging stops of Austria GP 2016
Of the 7 braking sections on the Spielberg Circuit, Brembo technicians have classified 4 as hard on the brakes, 2 as presenting mid-level difficulty and 1 as light. The most challenging is at the Remus curve (turn 2) because the drivers take the turn at 316 km/h and they have just 146 metres to slow down abruptly to 67 km/h, which surpasses that of the incredible record jump by Daiko Ito on the Bischofshofen ski jump.
To do so, they apply a load of 146 kg on the brake pedal and undergo a deceleration of 5 g, which the more fortunate among us experience on the Rock’n’Roller Coaster at Disney Parks. Identical as far as deceleration but inferior in length (116 metres as opposed to 146) and time spent braking (1.27 seconds compared to 1.72 seconds), the first braking section on the track at the Castrol curve requires drivers to go from 313 to 113 km/h and apply a load of 154 kg on the brake pedal.
As if these weren't enough, the third curve on the circuit (Schlossgold) also entails significant deceleration: 4.9 g, with a 152 kg load on the brake pedal and a reduction in velocity of almost 220 km/h. Curve 8, named for Jochen Rindt, also presents a tough braking section, although it is limited to just 76 metres.