A week after Austin, Formula 1 moves 1,200 km (746 miles) south for the 3rd GP in Mexico City, and the 23rd on the track named after the Rodriguez brothers. According to Brembo engineers, it’s one of the most demanding circuits for the brakes.
On a difficulty index scale of 1 to 5, it rated 4 - higher than the U.S. world championship circuits but the same as the Canadian track in Montreal.
Unlike the other components, the braking system itself isn’t affected by the track’s record altitude, but it is put to the test by the top speeds.
The low air density is part of the reason for the reduced cooling of the discs, pads and calipers as well as the radiators and engines.