F1 Racing - - INSIDER -

En­ergy dis­si­pated

Turn 5 Statis­tics

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

346km/h 136km/h 118m 1.23 sec 5.6g 172kg 2574kW

The long­est cir­cuit on the cal­en­dar, Spa is very light on brakes. The most chal­leng­ing brak­ing area is at the end of Kem­mel Straight, which in 2000 fea­tured a huge over­tak­ing bat­tle be­tween Michael Schu­macher, Mika Hakki­nen and Ric­cardo Zonta. From start to fin­ish, each driver ap­plies a load of 50 tonnes on the pedal, which is the same weight as 7,700 mu­si­cal in­stru­ments in­vented by Adolphe Sax, namely the sax­o­phone.

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