The most demanding braking sections
Of the eight braking sections at Albert Park, four are classified as demanding on the brakes, two are of medium difficulty and two are light. Turn 3 is the most feared because the drivers take advantage of the DRS and manage to get up to about 318 km/h (198 mph).
They then brake for 110 meters (361 feet). To complete the operation, the drivers need 2.12 seconds in order to apply a load of 182 kg (401 lbs). and undergo 5.3G in deceleration.
Another difficult corner is the first turn after the start, which also follows a zone where DRS is used: the deceleration here is 5.2G, but braking is 129 meters (423 feet) long and 2.1 seconds.
In absolute terms, the longest braking section is at the thirteenth corner: 126 meters (413 feet) to descend from 325 km/h to 126 km/h. All this is done in just 2.31 seconds thanks to a load of 205 kg (452 lbs) on the pedal.