Turn 1 Statistics
Initial speed Final speed Stopping distance Braking time Maximum deceleration Maximum pedal load Braking power
343km/h 98km/h 137m 1.42 sec 5.5g 165kg 2527kW
The Autódromo José Carlos Pace is easy on brakes – on a par with Silverstone. That’s not to say there is no heavy braking here: at Curve 1 the cars arrive at 340km/h and brake for 1.42s as they drop to 98km/h. Drivers are subjected to a deceleration of 5.5g as the cars travel 137m, or just over the height of the Martinelli Building, the first skyscraper built in Brazil.
of the season, moving them above Manor at the lower end of the constructors’ standings. At both ends of the world championship tables, it was to be drama to the very last.