Grand Prix of China – Hardest Braking Point (3D animation HD)
The hardest braking point on the Shanghai International Circuit lies at the end of the longest straight, ahead of turn 14. The driver has to decelerate here by 272 km/h over just 159 metres. The calculated brake energy involved is 2,120 kW. The driver is subjected to 4.9 g, while he pushes with 183 kg onto the brake.