Turn 1 Statistics
Initial speed Final speed Stopping distance Braking time Maximum deceleration Maximum pedal load Braking power
329km/h 86km/h 141m 1.57 sec 5.4g 155kg 2828kW
Sepang is rated as a medium-level braking circuit, on a par with Albert Park, Budapest, Baku, Monaco and Spielberg. The main issue is heat. The ambient temperature over race weekend is usually in the low-30s: determining the correct size air-cooling ducts for the brakes here is crucial. From the start to the chequered flag, each driver applies a total load of 50 tonnes on the pedal, the same weight as 460 Malaysian tigers.