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Melbourne circuit braking analysis


Melbourne circuit main characteristics :

Brake Wear:  Medium/Hard
Tyre Compounds: Soft/Hard
Downforce Level: High 8/10

Time spent under brake : 13 %

       Melbourne track is hard on brakes , the surface is quite bumpy particularly in the braking zones  and very slippery at the start of the race weekend as it is used as public roads . Nevertheless grip  gradually increases during weekend  as the track is rubberized.

 

 

2010 – 2009 season braking data comparison chart

  Kurve 1 Kurve 2 Kurve 3 Kurve 4 Kurve 5 Kurve 6 Kurve 7 Kurve 8
Initial speed 2010  Km/h  : 306 295 284 287 298 299 236 240
Initial speed 2009  Km/h : 301 292 286 285 294 297 236 243
Difference : 5 3 -2 2 4 2 0 -3
Final speed 2010  Km/h : 165 101 146 117 233 151 207 93
Final speed 2009 Km/h : 165 96 143 113 247 149 211 87
Difference : 0 5 3 4 -14 2 -4 6
Stopping distance 2010 m : 88 116 84 102 39 89 20 89
Stopping distance 2009 m : 77 108 81 96 33 83 22 88
Difference :  11 8 3 6 6 6 -2 1
Braking time 2010  sec : 1,39 2,32 1,48 1,96 0,53 1,5 0,32 2,05
Braking time 2009 sec  : 1,28 2,29 1,47 1,93 0,46 1,45 0,37 2,13
Difference :  0,11 0,03 0,01 0,03 0,07 0,05 -0,05 -0,08
Maximum deceleration 2010 g : 4,46 4,24 4 4,07 4,3 4,32 3,13 3,2
Maximum deceleration 2009 g  : 5,32 5,05 4,87 4,85 5,11 5,19 3,62 3,77
Difference :  -0,86 -0,81 -0,87 -0,78 -0,81 -0,87 -0,49 -0,57
Maximum pedal load 2010 Kg : 127 120 113 117 123 124 87 90
Maximum pedal load 2009 Kg : 140 133 128 128 136 137 94 99
Difference :  -13 -13 -15 -11 -13 -13 -7 -9

 

    The circuit is full of demanding braking zones where disc brakes suffer hard pressures and high ware . The 2010 cars seems though to suffer less braking pressure compared to last season cars as they are able to travel corners with higher speed due to their better aero performance .

 

 

data source : Brembo

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