What does KERS and DRS stand for in F1?

Sebastian Vettel

Question: What does KERS and DRS mean in Formula 1 racing?

Answer: KERS stands for Kinetic Energy Recovery System.

This is where energy created by the F1 car while decelerating is used to charge an on-board battery.

From there the power can later be used by pushing a button on the cars steering wheel, to boost the cars maximum power output (BHP).

DRS stands for Drag Reduction System.

Here the driver pushes another button on the steering wheel, this time to lift part of the cars rear wing up to let the air move straight though with less resistance.

This has the effect of reducing the aerodynamic drag on the F1 car and increasing it’s straight line speed.