Learn how Formula 1 engineers have managed to recapture "lost" energy to power their cars and win races.
- Car brakes lose a massive amount of energy as heat.
- Acceleration and deceleration is a massive waste of energy.
- Formula 1 cars use a Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS).
- Formula 1 cars store the energy usually lost as heat and release it to overtake opponents.
The thrill of the racetrack.
Racing cars reach incredible speeds in pursuit of their fastest lap.
But the constant acceleration and deceleration results in massive energy wastage.
When a racing car brakes, a vast amount of energy is lost as heat.
Friction material on the brake pad quickly warms up the brake ...
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