Hybrid :

The current Formula 1 regulations require the cars to be hybrids. Instead of conventional hybrid systems, with an electric motor, they use energy recovery systems (ERS) to charge the battery (ESS) for deployment as required.

These energy recovery systems store heat and kinetic energy collected from the exhaust (MGU-H) and brake (MGU-K) systems of the car to use for boosting the power output of the car, adding up to 160 bhp

These hybrid systems generate over 1,000 hp, making F1 cars the most efficient and powerful racing machines on the planet.

Andrew Burden

The author Kiwi F1 Fan