Lycoming wrote:yes, basically.
below 100 kph or so, they aren't at full throttle because at those speeds all it does is spin the wheel. They can't put the power down. The maximum force the engine can exert to accelerate the car is equal to the force of friction between the rear tires and the track. Below 100 there isn't enough downforce, and the engine force greatly exceeds traction. thus, if you cant put down all the engine has to offer, there's no point adding the KERS boost because the situation is the same, you can't put the power down.
Thanks for the insight. It makes sense then. It still would be nice to have some footage of the top five drivers at the start to see how they use the KERS, especially Vettel when he's on pole and the person that follows behind. Does he save some KERS for later in the track, or does he go full out as soon as he gets a good straight? But that's for another thread.
[/quote]I do hope that you're joking about that FOTA thing.[/quote]
I wouldn't be surprised.