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Catalunya circuit braking analysis


 

Catalunya circuit main characteristics :

Brake Wear: high
Downforce Level: High
Time spent under braking per lap : 13 %

 
2011 – 2010  braking data comparison chart

Kurve 1 Kurve 2 Kurve 3 Kurve 4
Initial speed 2011  Km/h  :

315

289

254

264

Initial speed 2010  Km/h :

309

289

250

256

Difference :

6

0

4

8

Final speed 2011  Km/h :

143

150

107

158

Final speed 2010 Km/h :

165

177

121

168

Difference :

-22

-27

-14

-10

Stopping distance 2011 m :

94

74

79

54

Stopping distance 2010 m :

85

65

77

53

Difference : 

9

9

2

1

Braking time 2011  sec :

1,59

1,31

1,73

0,96

Braking time 2010 sec  :

1,37

1,04

1,58

0,92

Difference : 

0,22

0,27

0,15

0,04

Maximum deceleration 2011 g :

5,56

5

4,22

4,46

Maximum deceleration 2010 g  :

4,79

4,32

3,52

3,64

Difference : 

0,77

0,68

0,7

0,82

Maximum pedal load 2011 Kg :

143

129

108

115

Maximum pedal load 2010 Kg :

137

124

99

103

Difference : 

6

5

9

12

Braking Power KW 2011 :

2370

1971

1457

1594

Braking Power KW 2010 :

2017

1702

1187

1257

Difference : 

353

269

270

337

 

Kurve 5 Kurve 6 Kurve 7 Kurve 8
Initial speed 2011  Km/h  :

292

205

219

173

Initial speed 2010  Km/h :

291

200

218

177

Difference :

1

5

1

-4

Final speed 2011  Km/h :

78

147

136

81

Final speed 2010 Km/h :

85

152

158

95

Difference :

-7

-5

-22

-14

Stopping distance 2011 m :

115

36

45

52

Stopping distance 2010 m :

123

32

37

49

Difference : 

-8

4

8

3

Braking time 2011  sec :

2,73

0,75

0,95

1,58

Braking time 2010 sec  :

2,73

0,67

0,73

1,33

Difference : 

0

0,08

0,22

0,25

Maximum deceleration 2011 g :

5,06

3,09

3,44

2,61

Maximum deceleration 2010 g  :

4,39

2,59

2,94

2,32

Difference : 

0,67

0,5

0,5

0,29

Maximum pedal load 2011 Kg :

131

78

89

65

Maximum pedal load 2010 Kg :

126

72

83

62

Difference : 

5

6

6

3

Braking Power KW 2011 :

2008

842

1016

574

Braking Power KW 2010 :

1739

679

849

529

Difference : 

269

163

167

45

 

     The Circuit de Catalunya 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 and25 mmbrake pads .

 

Data : Brembo

 

 

 

 

 

 

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