KERS Electric Shock Explained; Watch Your Pencil Protectors

According to BMW Sauber, the reason behind the KERS electric-shock incident, seen above, which occurred during testing at the Jerez Speedway, was magic. Or at least, that's what the formal explanation looks like if you don't have a solid knowledge of electrical engineering. We're pretty good at chasing sparks and… » 8/21/08 3:40pm 8/21/08 3:40pm

BMW, Williams, Honda Think KERS Will Be Ready To Go, Veto Delay…

In the ongoing saga of the kinetic energy recovery system (KERS) introduction to F1, some teams are beginning to wonder openly if the devices will be ready for competition in the 2009 Formula One season. Well-publicized events like the BMW mechanic being shocked, a battery fire at Renault and testing issues have raised … » 8/05/08 1:40pm 8/05/08 1:40pm

Here's What Being Electrocuted By A Formula One Race Car KER System…

Remember when that mechanic for BMW Sauber's F1 team got electrocuted after he touched their KERS-equipped (Kinetic Energy Recovery System) Formula One car? Now we've got video. True, it wasn't enough to kill the poor guy, but still a pretty rough day if you're that mechanic, right? No, there weren't any giant… » 7/30/08 9:20am 7/30/08 9:20am

Toyota F1 Boss Says Team's Hybrid System May Not Be Ready For 2009…

Following the Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS) shock received by a BMW/Sauber mechanic earlier this week, Autosport reports Toyota may not have their KERS system ready in time for the start of the 2009 season. Toyota F1 team president John Howett expressed concern about the new technology in an interview, saying… » 7/23/08 12:30pm 7/23/08 12:30pm