Electric power as part of the drive train also defines the Formula 1. In 2009, the KERS kinetic energy recuperation system was incorporated into the drive train of the racing cars for the first time. That particular season, Lewis Hamilton won the Hungarian Grand Prix and the Singapore Grand Prix in the McLaren-Mercedes MP4-24.
In 2010, Mercedes-Benz returned to Formula 1 with the company’s own racing team, and since 2014, the company has once more been at the forefront of motorsports history with a unique series of victories.
The racing cars’ hybrid drive is being continuously evolved and improved to this day. Compared with 2009, for example, the battery has become 81 percent lighter, while the efficiency of the energy storage system has increased from 70 to 96 percent.