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jst5150
04-23-2008, 10:39 PM
http://gas2.org/2008/04/22/formula-1-racing-to-go-hybrid-from-2009-2013/

The biggest difference between KERS and a regular battery-electric hybrid is that KERS stores recovered waste energy in a rotating flywheel. Instead of converting waste energy into electricity and than back into useful energy again with an electric motor, KERS simply transfers the kinetic energy to a ~5kg flywheel in the F1 car’s transmission. The energy stored in the flywheel can then be used by the driver by pushing a “boost” button.

Perks
05-01-2008, 04:01 AM
How'd I miss this? All of these developments are really interesting. I just hope that they really clamp down on 'customer cars' and maintain the integrity of the Constructor's Championship.

jst5150
05-01-2008, 04:38 AM
Wow. Seven days. I was getting a little worried there, Perks. ;)

Perks
05-01-2008, 04:40 AM
I know! I've been busy, but I try to keep up.

C.bronco
05-10-2008, 02:55 AM
That's wacky. I've got to send that to my Dad.