The demand on the brakes during the GP
During each lap brakes are used 7 times, for less than nine and a half seconds in total, 4 tenths less than on the Monza track. From start to the checkered flag, braked are in action for a total of 11 minutes, equal to 15 per cent of the whole race.
Brakes are used even less in the second half of the track, from the Rauch curve (T6) onwards: if in fact in the first half drivers use the brakes for 6 and a half seconds, in the second part they use them for less than 3 seconds.
The maximum deceleration is also affected by this variation: from an average of 4,7 g in the first section to 4 g in the next. Consequently the average track deceleration is 4,3 g, the same as for Barcelona.
The energy dissipated during braking in the whole GP from each single-seater is quite limited: 147 kWh, equal to the energy needed to operate around 49 mechanical bulls.
During the whole race, a driver uses his brakes a little less than 500 times, exerting a total load of 62 tons on the brake pedal, that is three times the weight of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart CDs sold worldwide in 2017.