The demand on the brakes during the GP
With every lap, brakes are used 7 times.
All told, the braking system is used for 12.7 seconds in each lap, amounting to 12 % of the entire duration of the race.
Even maximum deceleration is affected by the reduced need to slam on the brakes: the average value per lap is 3.2 g due to turn 7 and turn 13, since deceleration does not even get to 2 G for either of these bends.
All this means that only a moderate amount of energy is dissipated in braking compared to other tracks: 120 kWh, half as much as Baku and Monaco.
From the starting line to the finish line, each driver will exert a total load of 30 tons (66,139 lbs) on the brake pedal.
The most demanding braking sections
Of the 7 braking sections at the Silverstone Circuit, 2 are classified as demanding on the brakes, 1 is of medium difficulty and 4 are light. The most difficult corner for the braking system is at turn 3: the single-seaters arrive going 319 km/h (198 mph) and in just 2,44 seconds, they take it down to 123 km/h (76 mph). To do this, drivers apply a load of 152 kg (335 lbs) on the brake pedal and undergo a deceleration of 4.8 G.
While braking, the vehicles travel 133 meters (436 feet). On the other hand, deceleration is 5 G at curve 16: the braking session is just a little shorter both in terms of time (2.35 seconds) and distance (112 meters, 367 feet), but the load on the brake pedal to drop from 295 km/h (183 mph) to 105 km/h (65 mph) is "only" 152 kg (335 lbs).
At Brooklands (curve 6) the single-seaters arrive at 329 km/h (204 mph) but enter the curve at 166 km/h (103 mph) after 2.42 seconds of braking. Deceleration is 4 G.
Single-seaters with Brembo brakes have won 20 of the 42 British GP races they took part in, including 2 GP in Brands Hatch.
The team to have won most often is Ferrari, with 10 victories.