BMW Sauber: No KERS on both cars at the 2009 Spanish GP 

Team also plans to run without KERS at the Monaco Grand Prix

Written by David on May 05th, 2009 at 6:08 pmLast Update: May 05th, 2009 at 6:10 pm

BMW Sauber F1.09BMW Sauber drivers Robert Kubica and Nick Heidfeld will both race without the KERS system at the upcoming 2009 Spanish Grand Prix. The Hinwil-based team has temporarily removed the KERS from both BMW Sauber F1.09, due to a ‘comprehensive aerodynamic update’, set to be introduced in Barcelona.

“We will not be equipping either car with KERS in Barcelona. It was a case of lining up with either a comprehensive aerodynamic update or KERS. The tuning time on Friday would be too short,” said in a team notice BMW Motorsport director Mario Theissen. “We may come back to KERS in Turkey,” he added – hinting that the team is also planning to run without KERS at the Monaco Grand Prix.

Despite the removal of KERS due to a lack of time, Theissen seems pleased with the way the system has performed so far: “From a technical point of view, the results are positive. The system has worked flawlessly up to now,” he said.

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