Turn 8 Statistics
Initial speed Final speed Stopping distance Braking time Maximum deceleration Maximum pedal load Braking power
340km/h 64km/h 154m 1.64 sec 5.2g 169kg 2343kW
13 hard braking points combined with high ambient temperatures make this a tough circuit on brakes. Biggest braking effort is at Curve 8, where cars arrive at 340km/h and brake for 1.64s to reduce their speed to 64 km/h. From start to chequered flag, each driver applies a total load of 69 tonnes on the pedal, which is equivalent to the total weight of about 115 camels.