Video guide to KERS and DRS with Sebastian Vettel

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Sebastian Vettel explains the basics behind Kinetic Energy Recovery Systems and Drag Reduction Systems (adjustable rear wings) in this video produced by Red Bull:

Update: You can also watch the Mark Webber version of this video.

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76 comments on Video guide to KERS and DRS with Sebastian Vettel

  1. Pika said on 14th March 2011, 22:34

    I think they should let them use it all the time like in qualy. In race, if you forget to use it, you get passed. Simply as that.

  2. Tango said on 14th March 2011, 22:50

    Say what you might, but these videos are really cool in a complete unrealistic way. A great way to lure non fanatics into F1.

  3. AlonsoWDC said on 14th March 2011, 23:20

    As someone who adores the F Zero Nintendo series (among many more racing games, this is at least the most technical arcade game, though my favorite is Mario Kart), especially F Zero X, I quite like the massive reintroduction of KERS and the adjustable rear wing.

  4. sato113 (@sato113) said on 15th March 2011, 2:19

    funny how Vettel is on pole and webber qualifies p4 in the vid… :D

  5. wasiF1 (@wasif1) said on 15th March 2011, 2:35

    Beautifully explained here.

  6. Prisoner Monkeys (@prisoner-monkeys) said on 15th March 2011, 8:48

    Okay, so if you need 1.5 seconds to make a pass stick, how much time does the DRS offer?

  7. Torg said on 15th March 2011, 9:50

    Sorry, cant view the video. When does the ARW deactivate after a pass. The moment the driver overtakes or at the end of the straight?

    I seriously dont get why they have reintroduced KERS though, just another distraction for the drivers to deal with. Should of been one or another although KERS limited like DRS. Having it non limited renders it pointless imo.

  8. Torg said on 15th March 2011, 10:04

    Cheers Bas,

    Whats the chances of getting a pass around Circuit de Catalunya?? lol.

    • BasCB (@bascb) said on 15th March 2011, 10:08

      I think it might be just a tad higher whit these rear wings and some faster drivers finding themselves behind slower ones due to pitstop strategy.

      Still not too much hope of seeing heaps of them, rather seeing the cars in heaps if it goes wrong ;-)

    • Icthyes (@icthyes) said on 15th March 2011, 10:15

      So long as they don’t use the main straight as the zone, the cars would never get to within a second of each other coming out of the chicane. Hard to see any part of the circuit where they would, actually!

  9. Boba said on 15th March 2011, 12:41

    red bull should add this blue effects to it’s livery.

  10. Funny they use Youtube to promo. this,but if you post any thing from a real GP….B.E. is all up in arms about it.

  11. Lucas said on 16th March 2011, 21:55

    Since K.E.R.S. got Kers as it’s name, do we call D.R.S. something like Drs?

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