The most demanding braking sections
Of the Bahrain International Circuit's 8 braking points, 3 are classified as crucial for brakes, other 4 are of average difficulty and another is light.
The most difficult braking point is that of curve 1: the cars hit the area at 331 km/h (206 mph) and brake for 2.4 seconds in 118 meters (387 feet) to strongly decelerate to 83 km/h (52 mph). The pilots exert a load of 212 kg (467 lb) on the pedal and are forced to withstand 5.5 G of deceleration.
Lower values but always high are the deceleration (4,9 G) and the peak speed before braking (309 km/h, 192 mph) in turn 14: this means less braking time and space, 1.81 seconds and 101 meters (331 feet).
Braking in turn 4 is also impressive: in 106 meters (348 feet), the single seaters loose 167 km/h (104 mph) with a deceleration of 4.4 G and a load of 140 kg (309 lb) on the pedal.