F1 » Mini-KERS key to Red Bull pace?


The F1 paddock is alive with speculation that Red Bull Racing may be using a unique take on the KERS rules to keep one step ahead of the pack.

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«2PAC»

March 27, 2011 6:42 AM

another clever innovation by Newey. he just keeps coming up with these smart ideas time after time. I'm sure the improved balance is worth more than a second or so kers boost per lap.

as for Newey he is without doubt the no.1 race car designer in the world today.

«2PAC»

March 27, 2011 6:47 AM

anyone watching the BBC coverage on tv...
during Brundle's grid walk while he was discussing the updates to the McLaren did anyone else notice the guy in the RedBull racing uniform looking at the rear of the McLaren and actually jotting down notes on a small writing pad.

I'm sure this is common in F1 but people still post on here about team A copying team B's ideas... they're all at it even the current best team wants to see what the others are doing.

Fiat Bater - Unregistered

March 27, 2011 7:16 AM

OK so it's not currently against the regulations but isn't it supposed to be a Kinetic Energy RECOVERY System - pre-charged energy hasn't been recovered from race laps or installation lap. You might as well use a big wound-up spring and save weight and money.
I would be "asking for clarification" with a hope to getting KERS systems having to be discharged on the grid.
Having said all this it is unlikely that min-KERS is why Vettel is so quick.

blzbub

March 27, 2011 9:37 AM

cue clarification wars trying to force red bull to fit a 'regular' kers . . . more innovative interpretation of the rules that has passed fia scrutineering so it is fully legal, all the other teams could have come up with the same interpretation but trusted in there respective design teams alternative solutions

AlonsoFan - Unregistered

March 27, 2011 9:56 AM

The car is just fast full stop, thay r not running KERS or are they using a small version in the car but the drivers not using it. Horner said they took it off the car. I am confused about RBR KERS.

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