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F1 Brake Facts
April 4-6 2014 Bahrain International Circuit (sakhir) Type of Circuit TIME SPENT BRAKING Average deceleration

2014 FORMULA 1 GULF AIR BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX


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4.52 g

186 mph 1,661 kW

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START/ FINISH
17% 4.1 g 158 kWh

HARD

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Braking energy produced harder braking


STOPPING DISTANCE

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MAXIMUM Pedal load 262 Ibsf 242 Ibsf 240 Ibsf

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449 ft 272 ft 318 ft

5g

198 mph 1,940 kW

Entry speed braking power

4.6 g

188 mph 1,704 kW

Circuit Data

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Entry speed Exit speed Braking distance Braking time Maximum deceleration Maximum pedal load Braking power 198 37 449 2.89 5.0 262 1940 (mph) (mph) (ft) (sec) (g) (Ibsf) (Kw)

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Entry speed Exit speed Braking distance Braking time Maximum deceleration Maximum pedal load Braking power 183 70 324 1.82 4.4 233 1604 (mph) (mph) (ft) (sec) (g) (Ibsf) (Kw)

Length: 3.363 miles Number of laps: 57 Number of brake zones/lap: 8


COMMENT

Definitely one of the most demanding circuits for brakes. The races on the Sakhir track, surrounded by the desert, are characterised by high temperatures that increase mechanical grip and make it difficult to dissipate the heat generated during braking. This aspect, combined with the presence of numerous high energy braking sections which are quite close together, makes Sakhir a hard test bench for all the braking system components which are continuously stressed by the high energy forces and the hellishly hot temperatures. If the drivers want to finish the race, the high wear of the friction material is the biggest danger that must be avoided.
* Turn 01 is considered the most demanding for the braking system.

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Entry speed Exit speed Braking distance Braking time Maximum deceleration Maximum pedal load Braking power 155 121 104 0.51 3.5 182 1065 (mph) (mph) (ft) (sec) (g) (Ibsf) (Kw)

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Entry speed Exit speed Braking distance Braking time Maximum deceleration Maximum pedal load Braking power 149 44 278 1.91 3.3 176 980 (mph) (mph) (ft) (sec) (g) (Ibsf) (Kw)

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Entry speed Exit speed Braking distance Braking time Maximum deceleration Maximum pedal load Braking power 144 40 301 2.37 3.2 163 901 (mph) (mph) (ft) (sec) (g) (Ibsf) (Kw)

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Entry speed Exit speed Braking distance Braking time Maximum deceleration Maximum pedal load Braking power 188 91 272 1.37 4.6 242 1704 (mph) (mph) (ft) (sec) (g) (Ibsf) (Kw)

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Entry speed Exit speed Braking distance Braking time Maximum deceleration Maximum pedal load Braking power 165 87 246 1.38 3.84 205 1259 (mph) (mph) (ft) (sec) (g) (Ibsf) (Kw)

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Entry speed Exit speed Braking distance Braking time Maximum deceleration Maximum pedal load Braking power 186 75 318 1.72 4.52 240 1661 (mph) (mph) (ft) (sec) (g) (Ibsf) (Kw)