Increasing straight line speed

Posted on 1st July, 2013

Formula One development continues to push the boundaries of technology on many fronts, introducing many advanced solutions for everyday problems. One such innovation is the Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS) which recovers kinetic energy from a formula one cars breaking system and then uses the latent energy to boost acceleration when needed.

Under increasing European pressure to reduce emissions, domestic car manufacturers have undertaken further development of this new advancement with many cars already making use of the energy saving feature.

The KERS technology relies on batteries to store the latent energy and as with all batteries, they only have a limited operating life. As further testing and development is carried out within the Williams F1 team, many batteries are expended. Always keen to maximise their CSR credentials, the Williams Team have employed WasteCare to ensure the end of life batteries are recycled responsibly.