No delay to KERS introduction 

Written by David on April 28th, 2008 at 12:17 pmLast Update: April 28th, 2008 at 12:17 pm

Max Mosley and Flavio BriatoreFollowing the proposal made by some F1 teams to postpone to 2010 the introduction of the Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS), during the Spanish Grand Prix weekend team bosses met at Barcelona’s paddock. The proposal, however, had negative results as the team bosses failed to agree. Renault’s boss Flavio Briatore and McLaren-Mercedes’ Ron Dennis were among those who voted to postpone the KERS system, mainly for issues related to research and development costs. But as expected BMW Sauber and Honda were determined to keep 2009 as a deadline and Williams would have joined too this group.

The Grove-based team, in fact, sees the KERS technology as a way to reduce the gap from the top teams.

“It was like talking to a wall,” Renault’s Flavio Briatore said referring to Saturday’s meeting held in Toyota’s motorhome.”The other teams seem to want to spend money,” he added.

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