The first event in the summer season is the British Grand Prix although this year the sprint qualifying race will not be taking place on Saturday. According to Brembo technicians, the Silverstone Circuit falls into the category of tracks that make little demand on the brakes. On a scale of 1 to 5, it is rated 2 on the difficulty index - lower than all the other tracks in the current schedule.
This does not mean that the brakes are not important on this track even if in the qualifying round in 2020 speeds reached an average of over 250 km/h (190 mph). Grip is critical and depends on both the weather conditions and the number of consecutive laps run by the single-seaters. As the grip increases, so does the braking power transferred to the ground.