The most demanding braking sections
Of the 12 braking sections at the Circuit de Monaco, only one is classified as demanding on the brakes, five are of medium difficulty and six are light.
The most difficult braking section is after the tunnel (turn 10): the single-seaters arrive going 286 km/h and brake for less than 2 seconds (1.80 seconds to be precise) to decelerate to 94 km/h. They manage to do so in just 50 meters, which is barely more than half of the length of the Stade Louis II soccer field. At this point, the drivers undergo a deceleration of 5 G and have to apply a load of 144 kg on the brake lever.
At Mirabeau (turn 5) on the other hand, the speed drops down from 232 km/h to 83 km/h, but the single-seaters brake for 1.83 seconds and travel 39 meters. The load on the pedal (136 kg) and the deceleration (4.5 G) are lower though.
The maximum speed over all (287 km/h) is reached after the straightaway at the starting line, S.te Devote: the corner isn't very sharp so the cars can take it at 123 km/h, braking for just 1.52 seconds.