Williams F1 team running flywheel-based KERS for 2009
The season opens up in Australia March 29, but the team still hasn't decided whether to use KERS during the first race. When they do start running the KERS, it will be able to provide a boost of up to 80 hp for 6.6 seconds per lap. According to Williams, the system can cut lap times by about 0.3 seconds in its current form but that boost is expected to increase in future years. Williams is also talking to several automakers about adapting the technology to production vehicles.
A video with an animation of the system can be seen at the Williams site.
[Source: Williams F1]
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