F1 Brake Facts

2014 FORMULA 1 UBS CHINESE GRAND PRIX
April 18-20 2014 Shanghai International Circuit (shanghai) Type of Circuit TIME SPENT BRAKING Average deceleration Braking energy produced harder braking
STOPPING DISTANCE 183 ft 01 MAXIMUM Pedal load 249 Ibsf 227 Ibsf 306 Ibsf

191 Mph 1,703 kW

01
4.5 g

175 Mph 1,376 kW

3.96 g

03 04 07
START/ FINISH

02

05 06

LIGHT 15% 3.45 g 117 kWh

08 09 15 16 14
199 Mph 1,852 kW Entry speed braking power

12 11 13

10

06 14

357 ft 456 ft

4.77 g

Circuit Data

01
Entry speed Exit speed Braking distance Braking time Maximum deceleration Maximum pedal load Braking power 191 114 183 0.78 4.5 249 1703 (Mph) (Mph) (ft) (sec) (g) (Ibsf) (Kw)

03
Entry speed Exit speed Braking distance Braking time Maximum deceleration Maximum pedal load Braking power 78 81 26 0.26 1.64 88 248 (Mph) (Mph) (ft) (sec) (g) (Ibsf) (Kw)

Length: 3.681 miles Number of laps: 57 Number of brake zones/lap: 8
COMMENT

Despite the 14 turns, at the end of the straight stretch, both the one that subjects the drivers and cars to a violente decelerantion of more than 4 Gs, the circuit is not very critical for brakes on the whole since the cars are normally quite aerodynamically charged. In fact, aerodynamic resistance contributes to the deceleration of the single-seaters, helping the braking action. However, the remaining braking sections are relatively light and free of any particular difficulties for braking systems.
* Turn 14 is considered the most demanding for the braking system.

06
Entry speed Exit speed Braking distance Braking time Maximum deceleration Maximum pedal load Braking power 175 43 357 2.21 3.96 227 1376 (Mph) (Mph) (ft) (sec) (g) (Ibsf) (Kw)

08
Entry speed Exit speed Braking distance Braking time Maximum deceleration Maximum pedal load Braking power 152 111 131 0.68 3.24 182 973 (Mph) (Mph) (ft) (sec) (g) (Ibsf) (Kw)

09
Entry speed Exit speed Braking distance Braking time Maximum deceleration Maximum pedal load Braking power 116 66 141 1.01 2.34 132 526 (Mph) (Mph) (ft) (sec) (g) (Ibsf) (Kw)

11
Entry speed Exit speed Braking distance Braking time Maximum deceleration Maximum pedal load Braking power 171 49 357 2.29 3.83 220 1304 (Mph) (Mph) (ft) (sec) (g) (Ibsf) (Kw)

14*
Entry speed Exit speed Braking distance Braking time Maximum deceleration Maximum pedal load Braking power 198 36 456 2.84 4.77 306 1852 (Mph) (Mph) (ft) (sec) (g) (Ibsf) (Kw)

16
Entry speed Exit speed Braking distance Braking time Maximum deceleration Maximum pedal load Braking power 154 92 203 1.15 3.31 185 1004 (Mph) (Mph) (ft) (sec) (g) (Ibsf) (Kw)