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Catalunya circuit braking analysis


Catalunya circuit main characteristics :

Brake Wear: high
Tyre Compounds: Soft / Hard
Downforce Level: High 8/10
Time spent under braking per lap : 13 %
 

2010 – 2009  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  : 309 289 250 256 291 200 218 177
Initial speed 2009  Km/h : 303 285 249 256 288 200 216 173
Difference : 6 4 1 0 3 0 2 4
Final speed 2010  Km/h : 165 177 121 168 85 152 158 95
Final speed 2009 Km/h : 161 179 116 162 82 159 152 91
Difference : 4 -2 5 6 3 -7 6 4
Stopping distance 2010 m : 85 65 77 53 123 32 37 49
Stopping distance 2009 m : 73 56 74 51 116 26 36 47
Difference :  12 9 3 2 7 6 1 2
Braking time 2010  sec : 1,37 1,04 1,58 0,92 2,73 0,67 0,73 1,33
Braking time 2009 sec  : 1,2 0,9 1,56 0,91 2,71 0,53 0,72 1,32
Difference :  0,17 0,14 0,02 0,01 0,02 0,14 0,01 0,01
Maximum deceleration 2010 g : 4,79 4,32 3,52 3,64 4,39 2,59 2,94 2,32
Maximum deceleration 2009 g  : 5,2 4,76 3,88 4,04 4,33 2,83 3,19 2,46
Difference :  -0,41 -0,44 -0,36 -0,4 0,06 -0,24 -0,25 -0,14
Maximum pedal load 2010 Kg : 137 124 99 103 126 72 83 62
Maximum pedal load 2009 Kg : 137 125 100 105 127 71 81 61
Difference :  0 -1 -1 -2 -1 1 2 1

 

       The Catalunya circuit is a well known track to teams and drivers as it is one of the major winter destinations for testing . The braking stability especially in the slow speed corners is vital for a good lap and  most teams prefer to race 25mm brake discs and 25 mm brake pads .

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