alelanza wrote:Not sure if it's been mentioned, but i wonder if there are further restrictions on its usage during quali. It seems to me that they can actually use it twice per lap, first to gather more speed down the straight just before starting the lap, and then during the lap itself
ben_watkins wrote:I tend to agree with Jordan that there hasn't been any benefit for the KERS equiped cars & it's an expensive technology.
Tech_Racer wrote:I hope to see more in car telemetry during the race!
DaveKillens wrote:I think that KERS is presently unsuitable to be used in one long push, as in the case of a very long straight.
timbo wrote:I think that the wisest use for KERS would be at speeds where the cars are most efficient, and it is quite clear that it's not their max speed.
ISLAMATRON wrote:I would tend to disagree, I would think the wisest use of KERS is when the engine cannot provide enuff power for maximum acceleration, which is near top speed.This is far from top speed. For F1 car acceleration starts to decrease at around 150-200 kph I guess. This is where KERS is most useful.Thus augmenting the engine with KERS power increases acceleration whereas at lower speeds acceleration is traction limited and not power limited.
ISLAMATRON wrote:DaveKillens wrote:I think that KERS is presently unsuitable to be used in one long push, as in the case of a very long straight.
Care to elaborate on why you have this view? Would the battery capacity needed for 1 long 6.67sec push of KERS be unacceptably heavy? So instead they use less batteries but in shorter bursts more often?
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