Formula 1 cars, including the Red Bull RB5, are set to get KERS, “an ingenious mechanical device that recovers wasted kinetic energy generated while braking, converting it into electric energy, which gets stored in a battery on the car’s front.” Video after the break.

The objective: Once every lap, the battery reaches its full capacity and the F1 car driver can click a button to obtain a 6.5 seconds “turboboost”, adding an extra 82 horsepower to the nominal capacity of the engine.

[via Gizmodo]