115 kWh

F1 Racing - - BRAKING IT DOWN -

En­ergy dis­si­pated

Turn 1 Sta­tis­tics

Ini­tial speed Fi­nal speed Stop­ping dis­tance Brak­ing time Max­i­mum de­cel­er­a­tion Max­i­mum pedal load Brak­ing power

335km/h 122km/h 103m 1.11 sec 5.6g 168kg 2446kW

Catalunya is a track that presents a mid-level dif­fi­culty for the brakes; the brak­ing de­mand here is sim­i­lar to that of the Shang­hai and Mex­ico City cir­cuits. That’s not to say it’s easy on brakes – for, ex­am­ple, Turn 1 re­quires a huge brak­ing ef­fort, with the cars de­cel­er­at­ing from 335 to 120km/h, dur­ing a brake ap­pli­ca­tion that de­mands a pedal force of 168kg and which lasts a mere 1.11 sec­onds in a brak­ing area only 103 me­tres long.

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