The length of the pads is between 6.3 to 7.4 inches, with a surface area of 0.05 to 0.09 square feet. Once again, none of these are the most impressive figure. The brake pads are tasked with slowing an F1 car down, yet they only weigh half a pound.
So, why is Jeddah Corniche only rated as medium difficulty? Since it’s such a fast circuit with high-speed corners, the brakes will only be used for 14% of the time or a total of 9.6 seconds. Deceleration forces range from 2.2 to 4.5 G, which isn’t as much as other tracks. From turn 8 to turn 12, the brakes will not be used. There are only seven braking zones; two are demanding, two are medium, and the remaining three are light.
Still, on the tight confines of a street circuit, even if the brakes aren’t subjected to heavy wear, failure could be catastrophic, so you can bet the brakes will be working overtime nonetheless.