For the second year in a row, Turkey is hosting a Formula 1 World Championship race. According to Brembo technicians, Intercity Istanbul Park is a circuit that presents an average challenge for the brakes. On a scale of one to five, it earned a three on the difficulty index.
The Istanbul circuit is very technical and has numerous changes of gradient, which obviously means a risk of overrunning when coming into a downhill turn or braking too hard on the uphill ones. Last year's race was staged in November, and the new asphalt, thanks to the rain that fell throughout the weekend, compromised grip, also when braking. Only in the second free practice session, on a dry track, did the drivers make the most of their braking.