To keep these beasts at bay, the braking systems have to be powerful and extremely reliable. In Formula 1, there are very intense decelerations that often surpass 5 g (at Monza they get up to 5.6 g), while at the 24 Hours of Le Mans the intensity of the braking does not go over 3.3 g. This difference is due to the different mass of the two prototypes. A Formula 1 single-seater has a minimum weight of 743 kg (1,638 lbs) with the driver on board, while an LMP1 car racing at Le Mans has a minimum weight of 875 kg (1,929 lbs) and 830 kg (1,830 lbs) for non-hybrid LMP1 cars).
On the contrary, a Formula 1 race cannot last more than 2 hours, but the 24 Hours of Le Mans lasts an entire day. Taking this into consideration, a comparison between two similar tracks for length, curves, geographic collocation and climate would be effective: during the Belgium GP in Spa, the Formula 1 single-seaters are called to face nearly 310 braking sections, while at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, an LMP1 car brakes up to 4,200 times in all. This is a true challenge for Brembo, but the Group has acquired more than 20 years of experience in endurance racing, providing tailor-made solutions.