Seventeen years after MotoGP, Formula 1 also makes its début in Qatar. However, the Losail International Circuit has already hosted car races, from the GP2 Asia Series to the WTCC, but clearly no car has reached the speeds that the Formula 1 single-seaters will hit, both on straights and in turns.
According to Brembo technicians, the Losail International Circuit is one of the those tracks that are not very demanding for the brakes. On a difficulty index scale of 1 to 5, it earned a 2 - the lowest of the Middle Eastern tracks. For MotoGP, on the other hand, this track is considered to have a medium difficulty level for the brakes.