According to Brembo technicians, the Nürburgring is one of the most demanding circuits for the brakes. On a difficulty index scale of 1 to 5, it earned a 4, the same as the Sochi track that was the race venue two weeks ago.
F1 is coming back to this circuit after 7 years away, so it'll be the first time the single-seaters have raced with hybrid power units. The track includes 17 bends (10 to the right) and significant altitude variations: from the lowest point to the highest, there's a difference of more than 23 meters (25 yds) and this can complicate the throttle-off moments, especially if it's raining.
Brembo Brake-by-Wire for Formula 1
Since 2014, when Brake-by-Wire was introduced in Formula 1, Brembo has redesigned the rear part of its braking systems to create solutions that allow the brakes and energy recovery systems to coexist in the best possible way. These technologies are making their F1 debut at the Nürburgring.
Brembo produces various Brake-by-Wire components for the teams: actuators for some, valves and rigidity simulators for others. Continuous research is carried out on the maximum miniaturization of Brake-by-Wire elements. The TTL (time to lock) is 100 milliseconds, three times quicker than traditional solutions.