How does KERS work?

BBC Sport's Gary Anderson visits the Mercedes factory in Brackley to see how KERS, short for Kinetic Energy Recovery Systems, 'harvest' energy to allow Formula 1 drivers their 'boost button' which provides them with an extra 80bhp for 6.67s per lap.

Drivers operate their Kers button to aid overtaking and defence during races.

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