WINDING AND WITH THREE KEY BRAKING POINTS: SACHSENRING, THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE TRACK
The circuit of the German GP, near Dresden, is the shortest in the World Championship, but it is quite demanding for the brakes according to Brembo data. The track runs counterclockwise and other pitfalls are the weather and the altimetric variations. It is characterized, in fact, by numerous differences in height and small climbs, and here speed is not enough to win: the races are very tight and tense, also because it marks the turning point of the season!
The track is narrow and winding, like a go-kart track, with seven braking sections that require a not inconsiderable effort from the braking system, both because the braking sections are all quite demanding and because after the start straight there is a mixed section where it can be difficult to cool the brakes.
Moreover, the German track is often demanding also because of the adverse weather conditions: it is tackled in an anti-clockwise direction and has a key point in turn 11, 'Waterfall', a right-hand corner with a speed of over 200 km/h downhill, to be tackled in a leaning position after 6 left-hand bends: it is a breathtaking point, the scene of many crashes because the side of the tire is cooled and can trigger loss of grip.