The toughest braking points of 2016 Canada GP
Of the 7 braking points of the Montreal circuit, Brembo engineers classify 4 as demanding on the brakes, 2 are of medium difficulty and 1 is light. The most critical is the last one, namely the chicane that precedes the famous "Wall of Champions" where the car must be under total control when entering the curve to avoid leaping onto the bend. Excellent feeling with the brakes in this curve can make the difference between achieving good track time or crashing and ending the race.
In this point, drivers abruptly pass from 335 km/h to 122 km/h in just 122 meters, which is only two times the length of a hockey field: the deceleration is equal to 5.6 g, and takes only 1.28 seconds.. The load exerted on the brake pedal in curves 1 (155 kg), 8 (151 kg) and 10 (148 kg) is also exceptionally high. The latter, in particular, slashes speed from a remarkable 302 km/h to only 60 km/h. The shortest braking point is, instead, in curve 2 as the single-seater brakes for only 59 meters and with a load of only 57 kg.