F1 » Red Bull targets KERS boost

Red Bull set to take upgraded KERS system to the Turkish Grand Prix

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Rob01 - Unregistered

April 19, 2011 12:40 PM

Spending alot of time and money to try and get a KERS unit in the Bulls. The fantastic design of the Newey chassis will not accomodate one and keep the balance of the car. Resources are being eaten up. If they keep messing with the KERS the car is bound to come unglued.


April 19, 2011 12:41 PM

Kers or no kers, they will still be the team to beat in turkey, seven tenths per lap quicker in qualifying and one and a half seconds quicker in the race. Vettel nearly nursed his tyres to victory and webber nearly won from near the back

TRoozen - Unregistered

April 19, 2011 1:27 PM

I know they are probably going to be better of but does it seem weird to have an updated kers system when the current version is not reliable? Or maybe "upgraded" isn't the best word for it. Maybe "working version." In all honesty I am just commenting and they will probably come to Istanbul with a even moreso dominate machine



April 19, 2011 1:51 PM

Richard whilst in Melbourne I was fortunate to
take a look at Kers on both RBR and McLaren.

I have no idea how it works except the obvious despite it all being expained to me however the batteries of the McLaren were considerably larger than RBR.

I think RBR may have outsmarted themselves in this instance and are looking at larger batteries to absorb the heat build up together with retaining the balance of the car

Luke - Unregistered

April 19, 2011 1:53 PM

Need to get KERS sorted .. that then only puts them where they should have been in the first place 1 month ago - In retrospect they're standing still. REDs better have more then just KERS or they're to be beaten in the upgrades race by the monsters McLarens which will result in a 1 horse race to both titles.

GO VETTEL - I like the way he's maturing in F1.


April 19, 2011 2:56 PM

commodore. just an interesting question. obviously the batteries are not lead acid, but to you know what format they are. such as lithium ion, or ni-cad? or are they even more exotic. the bulls batteries are actually shaped (not rectangular)


April 19, 2011 3:46 PM

Richard to be honest I did not even ask that question. I was confused with science as it was.It was all to technical for me.

The batteries with RBR have a curviture with ripples that fit into a very confined space and the cowling does not allow for fresh air.

With McLaren it was much more convential to my eyes with room for circulation of air.

Mark did say at the time it was experimental and if it proved a failure which it has they had no real quick fix on the table without some form of complete
re-design which included the cowling.Adrian Newey joined the conversation and said Plan B had been initiated but did not say a time frame.

Mark is due home later this week to sort some matters associated with Tasmania Challenge so no doubyt we will find out but not understand.

Be interesting to see what they have devised

Rennfahrer - Unregistered

April 19, 2011 4:41 PM

Halt die Ohren steif, Seb. Du kannst und Du wirst es schaffen und lass Dich nicht von dem
Mclaren 'Jumping Jack' unterkriegen !Du bist der Bessere !Wir druecken weiter die Daumen !XX

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