F2008K with fewer wings


Luca Badoer is testing Ferrari winter test car named F2008K at Fiorano circuit, the K standing for KERS.

It has been inserted into a duct in the lowest part of the F2008 bodywork, in a central position. Not only does this give the car a low centre of gravity, but it also maintains the same torque rigidity present in the F2008. The weight of the equipment in operation, both when acquiring and releasing energy, initially around 7-8kg, will drop to below 5kg by the start of the season. The batteries are behind the seat. This position however has the disadvantage of requiring a sophisticated cooling system, as the operating temperatures must remain as low as possible. But there will no doubt be many changes between now and start of the season.

Source: Gazetta dello sport

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