Australian Formula One Team Red Bull racer, Mark Webber, recently took some time out to explain how the new KERS (kinetic energy recovery system) works in this season’s car and also explained the workings of the newly approved adjustable rear wing set-up.
As explained by Webber, kinetic energy is transformed into electronic power every time the brakes are applied. This power is then stored and can be used to boost engine performance by up to 60kW at the touch of button.
The rear wing has also been revised for this year’s car and features an adjustable foil which the driver can tiller at certain times for improved top speed, improved braking or improved downforce at the touch of a button. Check the full details below as explained by the man himself.
Wouldn’t it be interesting if car companies made this relatively simple KERS setup available on standard road cars?