Great Britain 2012 Qualifying

POST SESSION COMMENTARY

During the red flag conditions of qualifying, Lotus took advantage of the time to make repairs to Kimi’s KERS system. The integral KERS control unit and battery pack is located under the fuel cell. As such, access to it requires removal of the skid planks, floor, and T-tray. With the floor and T-tray removed, we are able to see that the KERS coolant radiator is located on the right-hand lower side of the monocoque, next to the fuel cell location where the KERS electronics are located. The lowest two rows of the cooling fins actually appear quite deformed and damaged. It is common for radiator cooling fins to be deformed from impact with tire marbles, pebbles, and other on-track road debris.

Lotus KERS Coolant Radiator

Lotus KERS Coolant Radiator