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.