F1 » Todt pressing for early KERS return

FIA president Jean Todt has confirmed that he wants to see KERS back in F1.

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vmxer - Unregistered

June 03, 2010 8:29 PM

FIA should develop KERS in WC Sports Cars.

Sports cars are more akin to road cars than F1.

Further more the extra weight on the front suspension makes F1 more dangerous when broken off in a accident.


June 03, 2010 8:31 PM

taz. the other day, todt denied that he was in it for one term only. and despite some reservations, he is doing a far better job than the last two incumbents.
re kers. i am still confused over this. my understanding is that what the teams signed up for, was compulsory kers from 2011, with it being optional in 2009 and 2010. this year, the teams opted to not use it, but i think that they are legally obliged to use it in 2011, unless a change in rules is proposed and passed. there was to be a standardised unit, to cut cost (or was this all mosleys pipe dream of spec cars?). but it is now being used in some road cars and in other transport, so it must have merits, as well as dangers!


June 03, 2010 8:35 PM

vmxer. as far as i am aware, kers works through the drive shafts at the rear, so there is no extral loading on the front. all works are astern of driver. even if there was extral loading anywhere, the designers would have no problem adapting. it didnt worry anyone last year, or cause any crashes.


June 03, 2010 9:24 PM

eddie. the engine does not have a flywheel, but yes, there is an ancilliary kers system that uses a flywheel. but some drivers were reluctant to have a flywheel spinning at high revs behind their backsides.


June 03, 2010 10:18 PM

Leaving what's called the green aspect out of it KERS will be mostly a waste of time and money in F1 racing. We have seen KERS being used in the following mode, being used to overtake at the start of the race mostly by cars who have it against cars who doesn't have it but qualified better, as a defensive tool (not to let pass)by those who have it against those who haven't got it but are much faster, from the look of things there is nothing solid as to its use next year, some are openly saying they will not use it, some wants to use it, some undecided the FIA wants it in use as early as possible, all this means that nothing is decided yet for next year.


June 03, 2010 10:59 PM

And finally, as things stands in F1 now, Todd/FIA or what not all the teams will have to agree for any changes to take place, the way things were done in the past is no more and should be forgotten.

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