Industry insiders reveal all about the greatest motorsport on Earth
Formula for Success is a series which looks in detail at the inspiring technology behind Formula 1.
Featuring interviews with key industry insiders, the Formula for Success videos and articles look at some of the most important aspects of Formula 1 technology: from aerodynamics to the tyres, steering wheel technology, and the crucial roles of Kers (Kinetic energy recovery systems) and DRS (drag reduction system).
Voiced by Jake Humphrey, Formula for Success was filmed on location with top teams such as Lotus, talking to key personnel to get to the bottom of one of the most complex yet entertaining sports on the globe.
Formula for Success - the series so far...
Kers and DRS
Formula 1 has always been a breeding ground for automotive innovation and the gadgets currently on show are Kers and DRS.
Formula for success: Kers and DRS
The kinetic energy recovery system (Kers) captures energy when the car is braking and stores it in a battery for the driver to use later on the lap.
The DRS - drag reduction system - flips open the top flap of the rear wing to increase the car's straight-line speed.
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