Video: Mark Webber explains KERS and Rear Wing on 2011 F1 Car

Video: Mark Webber explains KERS and Rear Wing on 2011 F1 Car

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As you know FIA has allowed the use of KERS in the 2011 season of Formula 1, along with drivers having the ability of adjusting the position of the monopost’s rear wing in order to reduce drag. In this next animation video created by Red Bull Racing, Mark Webber explains how these two features may aid in the driver’s overall strategy of winning the race.

The KERS (Kinetic Energy Recovery Systems) allows storage of the energy generated upon braking into a battery pack. When these batteries are charged the F1 driver can send an additional 80 bhp to the back wheels by the push of a button. This boost can be used in small doses or all at once in both defence and attack strategies.

Video: Mark Webber having fun with his Porsche 911 GT2 RS

Video: Mark Webber having fun with his Porsche 911 GT2 RS

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24 Feb 2011
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We find it interesting to see what Formula 1 drivers park in their garage and ride on a daily basis, as they definitely know what to look for in a car, that is of-course if it’s still performance they’re after.

Mark Webber was definitely looking for performance as he chose to own a Porsche 911 GT2 RS, which he explains, combines the characteristics of a ‘naughty’ race car, plus you can also drive it on the road. As Porsche found out about it, they wanted to interview Webber on his 620 HP possession, and also tape him while doing some hot laps around Silverstone.