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Too much KERS?

Discussion in 'F1 2011 - The Game' started by bud7h7, Sep 24, 2011.

  1. Is it necessary to use kers in practice and quals to do competitive laps? I welcome the new feature during races for the realism, but to be honest it soon gets tedious if you have to use it constantly or fail to meet objectives or post competive P and Q laps times. Are the real drivers constantly pressing the button during qualifying?
  2. you don't watch much f1 do you?
  3. I don't watch much anything, but F1 is usually on TV while I'm asleep anyway. You always answer a question with a question?
  4. they may do a couple of laps without using it a first just to get the energy in the system but once its working fine they will use it every lap they can, otherwise your just carrying extra ballast for no reason at all.
  5. wow.
  6. Timing DRS and KERS for the best advantage.

    From watching F1 this season I've come to understand that KERS is better used on corner exit as an acceleration aid a lot of the time, rather than at the top of the gears when the limiter is fast approaching, especially if using DRS as well. I'm interested to know how people here are using their KERS - anyone have any good information on torque bands for the 2.4 V8s that would indicate where KERS might give the most advantage? I imagine IRL it varies slightly between engine manufacturers, but there is almost certainly an optimal window for combining that instant extra power with the torque curve of the engine.