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What is KERS? Easy explanation needed

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#1 postajegenye

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Posted 25 June 2008 - 15:46

I haven't really payed attention to the news concerning KERS system, basically I don't really know what the point of it is, but it seems to be an important issue and a lot of people are expecting better racing because of it...

So what will change from next years? Will the cars be different?


#2 Timstr11

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Posted 25 June 2008 - 15:58


See first post.

We certainly don't need a new thread for this.


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Posted 25 June 2008 - 16:14

Very easily explained:

A The Kinetic Energy Recovery System, (in this picture) positioned near the gearbox (some teams may prefer another place)...

B ...recovers and stores kinetic energy from the brakes...

C ...which is generated when the driver brakes.

D The driver can push a button on the steering wheel. This releases the stored energy and the driver can have a substantial amount of extra horse power for a few seconds.

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For the rest of your answers, indeed do read all the info in the already existing, extensive thread.

#4 F575 GTC

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Posted 25 June 2008 - 16:21

So basically - Brake to earn Boost? Guess i need to read the other thread. Cheers AFCA :up:

#5 Bumper

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Posted 25 June 2008 - 16:26

Please continue here: