No KERS for Ferrari at the 2009 Chinese GP 

A 'safety reason' behind the Scuderia's decision

Written by Nick on April 16th, 2009 at 2:34 pmLast Update: April 16th, 2009 at 2:34 pm

Ferrari F60The Ferrari F1 team will not use its KERS (Kinetic Energy Recovery System) at the upcoming 2009 Chinese Grand Prix. The Maranello team announced this during a press conference in Shanghai explaining that such decision has been taken ‘for safety reasons‘.

“We found a problem with the KERS on Raikkonen’s car in Sepang and we have therefore decided not to run KERS this weekend in Shanghai,” said Ferrari team principal Stefano Domenicali.

“We need to understand what happened to the system from the point of view of safety and reliability. It has delivered a performance benefit, but if it is not running safely and reliably, we can no longer take the risk of running it,” explained the Italian.

No comments yet. Be the first.

Leave a Reply