The Ford Chicanes, little before the finish line, also have to be counted among the most stressful braking sections for the braking systems.
These curves require the LMP1 cars to use their brakes for the most time, a good 5.5 seconds, and over the longest braking space, as much as 269 metres (883 feet) to drop from 285 km/h (177 mph) to 100 km/h (62 mph). The load on the pedal amounts to 88 kg (194 lbs) and the deceleration is 2.07 g.
On the contrary, the braking space for the LM GTE Pro cars is more limited with respect to the prototypes because they don't come into the turns as fast: only 183 meters (600 feet) are needed because they are going 257 km/h (160 mph) at the beginning of the turns and 97 km/h (60 mph) when they come out. The most relevant curve that presents a mid-level difficulty on the brakes is the Mulsanne.
The LMP1 cars undergo a drop in velocity of almost 220 km/h (137 mph), the highest on the track, going from 321 km/h (199 mph) to 86 km/h (53 mph). The average deceleration is 3.01 g and they brake for 188 meters (617 feet).
The LM GTE Pro cars go from 281 km/h (175 mph) to 80 km/h (50 mph) in 310 meters (1,017 feet). The braking section at the Maison Blanche requires a modest use of the brakes.
The LMP1 cars go from 264 km/h (164 mph) to 221 km/h (137 mph) in 1.5 seconds, while the LM GTE Pro cars drop from 217 km/h (135 mph) to 193 km/h (120 mph) in 2 seconds. While they may seem moderate, both categories still surpass 100 meters (328 feet) in length: 105.5 meters (346 feet) for the LMP1 cars and 107 meters (351 feet) for the LM GTE Pro cars.