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  • kinetic energy recovery system — an electric generation, storage, and propulsion system used in Formula One, which generates electricity during slow down, stores energy in batteries, and boosts acceleration with electric drive motors assisting the gasoline engine.


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  • Marcus seems to have got his wires slightly crossed here: the opportunity to exploit greater technical freedom in exchange for a voluntary budget cap, does not arrive until 2010, whilst KERS is already available to anyone this year, irrespective of budget.

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  • Other fuel-saving features will include start-stop capabilities and Formula One-based regenerative braking technology known as KERS (Kinetic Energy Recovery System).

  • Even though he was subsequently in the hunt for a decent result before a mistake dropped him down the order in Melbourne, Raikkonen insisted that he had not gained that much from running KERS, which is supposed to provide a temporary power boost from energy scavenged under braking.

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  • If the KERS is a battery one and is charged up before the race, it could help to the first corner, but that is cheating that FIA will allow to make KERS look good (for all the money wasted on it).

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  • The stored kinetic power is released using a "boost" button that delivers a burst of extra power to the car for a short for example, while overtaking a competitor or defending a position. -period Performance-enhancing technologies such as KERS will almost certainly enhance the competitiveness and excitement of Formula 1 racing events.

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  • "We support the idea of KERS in Formula One and we would love to have it.

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  • This year Formula One teams that agree to race within a strict budget rather than relying on unlimited funds to develop their cars are being rewarded with a number of perks under a scheme called the Kinetic Energy Recovery System [KERS].

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • As a fresh demonstration of this, the teams which have developed a cornering advantage this year (the double-decker diffuser teams), are significantly faster than those which initially developed only a straightline speed advantage (the KERS teams).

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • However, Marcus then redeems himself by posing an interesting question which does, by analogy, help to explain why the teams with double-decker diffusers have done so much better this year than the teams with KERS alone:

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  • Marcus thinks that an analogy can be made with the question of whether the KERS boost button should be used on the slow part or the fast part of a circuit, but in practice, it can only be used to benefit on the straights; if used in the corners it would simply result in wheelspin.

    Archive 2009-05-01


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