If we took the highway from one city to the next – without the time to take in picturesque roads or visits to historic centers away from the stadiums – brake disc and pad wear would be truly minimal. It’s easy to appreciate that consumption of friction material (discs and pads) on the highway is much lower than on extra-urban roads, which in turn is much lower than wear in the urban cycle.
In addition to the type of route, of course, the other extremely important variable in brake wear is driving style. More restrained driving characterized by less braking with less intensity tends to preserve discs and pads for longer.
Those who love lightning acceleration and sudden braking (because their team is winning, perhaps), on the other hand, subject the friction material to greater strain than drivers who go easier on the pedals. That means they have to go to the garage much more often to replace the pads, and of course have to pay extra.