The Long Beach Hairpin
The famous Turn 11 hairpin is the last corner on the circuit, where drivers do some prolonged trail braking. 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.
Other braking factors – Support series
Grip changes dramatically on a street circuit, especially with multiple series on-track using various tire brands and compounds. In addition to the IndyCar race, the Toyota Long Beach Grand Prix weekend includes IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, Pirelli World Challenge, Stadium Super Trucks, Super Drift Challenge and the Pro/Celebrity race.
The Brembo brake system
The Brembo brake system is an engineered six-piston, monobloc aluminum caliper machined from billet with titanium-radiated pistons (28/30/36 mm) with a weight of two kilograms. The innovative system of lightweight carbon-carbon discs and carbon pads will provide consistent performance with the new aerodynamic improvements.
Brembo at Long Beach
In addition to serving as the official brake supplier for the Verizon IndyCar Series, Brembo is also the brake of choice for 15 of the 25 entries competing in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, and 13 of the 24 teams competing in Pirelli World Challenge Rounds 5 and 6.