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      09-12-2013, 08:52 AM   #37
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Drives: 2008 135i
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Just curious... would a 2nd lap be slower? The reason I ask is because the right-hand gauge shows "BOOST" which I assume is the amount of power left in the batteries from the KERS-like regenerative braking. It starts off at maximum (I assume they fully charged it before letting it out) and throughout the lap it eventually reaches zero (i.e. you use more boost than you can regenerate from braking). Also I noticed him fiddling with some settings on the steering wheel near the end on the straight - could that be him turning off the electric assist to save it for the last few turns on corner exit?