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Bahrain GP – New Sakhir circuit lay-out braking analysis


        2009  circuit lay-out

       Sakhir circuit lay-out has changed significantly since last year  with  a new narrow section to be added after kurve 4 . That additional low speed narrow section forced the teams to increase cars downforce level a little to gain extra grip there .

 

            2010 circuit lay-out

 

 

 

Sakhir circuit main characteristics :

Tyre compounds: Super Soft / Medium
Brake wear:  Hard
Brake events: 12
Time on the brakes: 15%
Downforce level: Medium/High 8/10

 

 

2010 – 2009 season braking data comparison chart

  Kurve 1 Kurve 2 Kurve 8 Kurve 9 Kurve 10 Kurve 11 Kurve 12
Initial speed 2010  Km/h  : 312 293 242 227 293 275 298
Initial speed 2009  Km/h : 312 295 245 228 294 279 300
Difference : 0 -2 -3 -1 -1 -4 -2
Final speed 2010  Km/h : 71 120 84 75 162 154 134
Final speed 2009 Km/h : 66 122 82 73 149 167 136
Difference : 5 -2 2 2 13 -13 -2
Stopping distance 2010 m : 142 103 94 91 78 73 98
Stopping distance 2009 m : 133 96 95 90 84 64 90
Difference :  9 7 -1 1 -6 9 8
Braking time 2010  sec : 3,09 1,93 2,28 2,32 1,28 1,28 1,74
Braking time 2009 sec  : 3,07 1,8 2,28 2,35 1,46 1,07 1,6
Difference :  0,02 0,13 0 -0,03 -0,18 0,21 0,14
Maximum deceleration 2010 g : 4,58 4,2 3,26 2,96 4,19 3,85 4,3
Maximum deceleration 2009 g  : 5,15 4,71 3,57 3,2 4,68 4,33 4,82
Difference :  -0,57 -0,51 -0,31 -0,24 -0,49 -0,48 -0,52
Maximum pedal load 2010 Kg : 132 121 94 83 121 111 124
Maximum pedal load 2009 Kg : 137 125 93 82 124 114 128
Difference :  -5 -4 1 1 -3 -3 -4

 

       Judging from the chart above we observe that cars top speed , braking time  and maximum pedal load  all  to be decreased a bit because of the minor increase in downforce level making the new track less severe on brakes . 

 

data source : Brembo

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