Verizon Indycar Series | Brake FACTS

Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach

Apr 13, 2014

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Circuit Data

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Initial speed Final speed Braking distance Braking time Maximum deceleration Maximum pedal pressure Maximum pedal load Braking power 167 76 332 2.02 3.77 905 316 862 (mph) (mph) (ft) (sec) (g) (psi) (Ibsf) (Kw)

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Initial speed Final speed Braking distance Braking time Maximum deceleration Maximum pedal pressure Maximum pedal load Braking power 103 45 197 1.90 2.28 584 204 356 (mph) (mph) (ft) (sec) (g) (psi) (Ibsf) (Kw)

Length: 1.97 miles Shape: Street Type of circuit: Hard Number of brakings: 9 Time spent under braking per lap: 19,7%
LONG BEACH, CA

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Initial speed Final speed Braking distance Braking time Maximum deceleration Maximum pedal pressure Maximum pedal load Braking power 95 76 102 0.81 1.48 413 144 323 (mph) (mph) (ft) (sec) (g) (psi) (Ibsf) (Kw)

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Initial speed Final speed Braking distance Braking time Maximum deceleration Maximum pedal pressure Maximum pedal load Braking power 101 68 144 1.18 1.88 553 193 376 (mph) (mph) (ft) (sec) (g) (psi) (Ibsf) (Kw)

One of the most historic street circuits in the world. Long Beach is a good test of the driver’s ability to control brake pedal application to get maximum speed out of the car. Driving down Shoreline Drive, the main straight, the IndyCars will go nearly 170 mph. From this point the drivers will slow to 65 mph in less than two seconds for the best passing opportunity on the circuit. Turns 2 through 5 are really about the driver balancing the car with the brake pedal. Having a firm pedal that can be modulated well is crucial to get the car positioned on the right line. Braking for T9, the second-best place to pass on the track, is tricky because of surface roughness. Man hole covers, bumps, curbs and pavement changes litter this braking zone putting emphasis on drivers getting peak braking ability early in the brake zone then reducing pressure to prevent lock-ups. The famous T11 hairpin is the last corner on the circuit, where drivers do some prolonged trail braking down to nearly 40 mph. In 2012, IndyCar opened up the entry to the hairpin allowing enough room for cars to drive double file through the hairpin providing a late braking passing zone if drivers are brave enough.
* Turn 01 is considered the most demanding for the braking system.

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Initial speed Final speed Braking distance Braking time Maximum deceleration Maximum pedal pressure Maximum pedal load Braking power 143 70 296 2.01 2.98 807 282 617 (mph) (mph) (ft) (sec) (g) (psi) (Ibsf) (Kw)

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Initial speed Final speed Braking distance Braking time Maximum deceleration Maximum pedal pressure Maximum pedal load Braking power 127 75 198 1.37 2.71 736 257 619 (mph) (mph) (ft) (sec) (g) (psi) (Ibsf) (Kw)

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Initial speed Final speed Braking distance Braking time Maximum deceleration Maximum pedal pressure Maximum pedal load Braking power 159 85 323 1.91 2.83 760 265 756 (mph) (mph) (ft) (sec) (g) (psi) (Ibsf) (Kw)

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Initial speed Final speed Braking distance Braking time Maximum deceleration Maximum pedal pressure Maximum pedal load Braking power 101 83 135 1.0 1.13 229 80 263 (mph) (mph) (ft) (sec) (g) (psi) (Ibsf) (Kw)

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Initial speed Final speed Braking distance Braking time Maximum deceleration Maximum pedal pressure Maximum pedal load Braking power 77 42 121 1.40 2.00 508 177 239 (mph) (mph) (ft) (sec) (g) (psi) (Ibsf) (Kw)

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