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Thread: F1 Marshals for 2009 Singapore GP KERS Warning

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    Exclamation F1 Marshals for 2009 Singapore GP KERS Warning

    I know this is early, but i've something important for those who are going to be marshals for this year's race. New for 2009 the Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS) which recovers lost energy under braking, and converts this to be stored in a battery, which could be used for up to 6 secs boost per lap, providing extra horsepower. As the battery stores high voltages, an electrical shock could be transmitted to anyone touching the car if KERS has not been shut down.

    From the technical regulations,
    Article 9.9.5 states:
    All cars must be fitted with a KERS status light which :
    - is in working order throughout the Event even if the main hydraulic, pneumatic or electrical systems
    on the car have failed ;
    - is located in the same general location s the light required by Article 8.10 ;
    - is green only when the system is shut down ;
    - remains powered for at least 15 minutes if the car comes to rest with its engine stopped ;
    - is marked with a “HIGH VOLTAGE” symbol.

    Hence for all volunteer marshals, do ensure that when handling a stopped car on track, check the KERS warning light before touching the car. Alternatively, ask for rubber gloves to be issued and wear them.


    A few recent accidents in testing:
    http://www.autoblog.com/2008/07/22/f...ock-from-kers/

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    Default Re: F1 Marshals for 2009 Singapore GP KERS Warning

    Thanks for the headsup

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    Default Re: F1 Marshals for 2009 Singapore GP KERS Warning

    lioneldude, thanks for posting.

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