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Williams Hybrid Power Flywheel - How it works

Technical insight into Williams' popular hybrid technology.

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DM52 - Unregistered

September 25, 2012 5:23 PM

Gumby - Williams use a battery system in their F1 cars at the moment because it is easier to package, apparently although the flywheel system is lighter you need the space to accomodate the flywheel itself whereas battery cells can be made to fit various shapes and sizes. The flywheel system would work as it only needs to be spun up to a certain rpm to achieve the 60 or 80 kw's of energy so you would just have it spinning a lot faster to allow for the 'slow down'.

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