04/12/2021 | News release | Distributed by Public on 04/13/2021 03:29
Less than 100 meters needed to brake
Once again this year, F1 drivers only need to use their brakes for just over 9.5 seconds per lap which amounts to 13 per cent of the overall duration of the race. In Monza, on the other hand, they are used for 10.75 seconds per lap, but the track covers almost 5.8 km whereas the Imola Circuit is just over 4.9 km (3.1 mi) long.
Even if there are 19 turns, brakes are used on only 8 of them and never for 1.9 or more seconds. The braking distances are never longer than 95 meters (311.6 feet). However, the force on the brake pedal is high: from start to finish, each driver exerts a total force of almost 58.5 tons on average, over 10 tons more than the Bahrain GP.