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. 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?

  2. 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.

    • BasCB (@bascb) said on 15th March 2011, 9:59

      The rear wing drops as soon as they hit the brake pedal. Or it can be dropped by the driver if he pushes the button a second time.

  3. 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!

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

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

  5. 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.

  6. 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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