Motors articles

Formula 1 Speed Enhancers – KERS and DRS, what are they?

With the purpose of turning F1 races less dull and more competitive, the FIA allows the usage of two types of speed enhancers. The first one is KERS – Kinetic Energy Recovering System – which accummulates ‘lost’ energy generated mainly from braking on a battery pack (the same as regular hybrid cars do), flywheel or hidraulic system and

Formula 1 Tracks – Are there limits for a track lap distance and race duration?

No there is not any limit for a track lap distance (although the FIA recommends a maximum lap length of 7Km in its procedures for the approval of new F1 circuits), but, in any case, one single strait section can not exceed 2Km. However, race duration is timely capped. The race length is defined as