F1 » Todt pressing for early KERS return

FIA president Jean Todt has confirmed that he wants to see KERS back in F1.

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June 03, 2010 1:18 PM

Kers is only of value to the car manufactures to help them develop it for road cars. It adds nothing to the racing exept extra cost, making it evern harder for the none manufacturer back teams to compete.


June 03, 2010 1:27 PM

There are many forms of racing. If you can't afford to race in F1 then leave. These small or new teams want to reap the benefits of the Concorde but can't afford to bring a suitable car to the track.

Commodore S - Unregistered

June 03, 2010 2:00 PM

rob even the main players agreed the cost was not beneficial to the benefit.

If the FIA want it introduced make it a spec part with a provider open to tender. Yeah I can see the arguement each item will not suit each car however
due to the cost it has to be " a off the bench part"


June 03, 2010 2:34 PM
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It is my understanding that Williams has an off the bench system that they could provide at a reasonable cost to teams that dont want to develop their own. As was mentioned, if you cant afford their(Williams) system you should not be in F1. I think Todt is looking for an answer to the passing problems and probably feels this might help.

Remember Kimi getting out of his Ferrari and not wanting to touch the car! :p :)

Commodore S - Unregistered

June 03, 2010 3:06 PM

Their were all perceptions on this concept as to its safety/cost and benefit.

Thence it was shelved with most teams wanting nothing to do with it and all development ceased. As to be seen as green what garbage.

Let the private sector get on with their hybrid cars and less technology introduced to F1 of this nature.


June 03, 2010 4:35 PM

KERS didn't work first time round. No-one put the effort to make it work big time bar BMW and Mclaren. No new teams can afford it and it was designed as a push-to-pass but ended up as a push to not be passed (Spa)


June 03, 2010 5:16 PM

It can be best regarded as a driver's aid but not as intended as a push to pass but as a push not to let pass, it is an item not in the spirit of F1, it can only be reintroduced as a supplied item like the ECU because only four teams can afford and have the know how to make it.

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