F1 teams to use standard KERS in 2011? – report

Thu, 22 October 2009, 10:31

Oct.22 (GMM) Formula one teams have agreed not to run KERS systems at all in 2010, but in 2011 they could all be using a standard version of the energy recovery technology.

With KERS hailed as a green solution for the high energy-consuming sport, only two teams will finish the 2009 season in Abu Dhabi next month with active systems running on their cars.

Next year, KERS is again allowed, but the teams’ association FOTA have agreed a gentleman’s pact to ignore those relevant sections of the technical regulations.

But according to Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport, the apparent KERS snub might be short-lived.

The publication reports that Ferrari’s KERS component suppliers MTS and Saft are being lined up to supply a standard system in 2011 for a fee of 2 million euros per team.

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