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Do You want the weekend at Brazil to be:-
1. Dry 29%  29%  [ 2 ]
2. Wet 57%  57%  [ 4 ]
3. Mixed Conditions 14%  14%  [ 1 ]
Total votes : 7
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 3:45 am 
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We all know how great the Brazilian Track is, 1 of the favourites of the drivers & being anti clockwise with humid temperature & at an altitude of 800metres, it surely is demanding when it comes to the physical fitness of the driver. Here is a link that shows & points out the technical challenges of this legendary circuit:-

http://totalf1.com/full_story/view/436586/Technical_challenges_for_the_Brazilian_GP/

Interesting excerpts from the article:-

Good to know:
- From the last 10 races at Interlagos, 6 saw at least one safety car deployments
- In the last 10 races, only twice did the polesitter win the race (2006, 2008)
- Fuel consumption and fuel effect are relatively low, compared to the majority of the season
- Kerbs are not a problem
- The Brazilian GP is a hard race for the drivers with many compressions and a long time spent dealing with lateral loads which applied on the opposite side to most circuits
- Top speed can be reached in T1 or T4 depending on wind condition
- First gear is not used on the track
- Maximising traction is usually the main balance issue
- This is a very "driven" track with fast turns which translate into not very demanding braking zones. Of the 7 braking zones on the circuit, none create any particular difficulty for the braking system, which is able to cool adequately in spite of the fact that the driver presses the brake pedal for about 13% of the time

Race:
Circuit length: 4.309km
Race laps: 71
Race distance: 305.909 km
Lap record: 1:11.473 (JP Montoya, 2004)

Track data:
Number of corners: 15 (10 left & 5 right)
Maximum speed (no DRS): 310 km/h
Minimum speed: 85 km/h
Corners below 100 km/h (race): 2
Corners above 250 km/h (race): 2
Average lap speed (race): 205 km/h
Distance to from pole to apex of T1: 315 m
Braking events: 6, 3 heavy
Pit-lane length under speed-limit control: 361 m
Pit-lane time at 60 km/h: 21.7s
Pit-lane time at 100 km/h: 13.0s

Full throttle per lap (% lap distance): 70%
Full throttle per lap (% lap time): 58%
Longest period at full throttle: 16s
Average gear changes per race lap: 42 (2982/race)
Tyre energy: Average
Braking energy: Average
Highest G corner: T6 (3.5G)

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