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Ferrari dismiss Mosley's plan to go green as too complicated

Ferrari dismiss Mosley's plan to go green as too complicated

Ferrari voiced opposition yesterday to the centrepiece of Max Mosley's plan to make formula one environmentally friendly with the team's president, Luca di Montezemolo, claiming the proposed use of kinetic energy recovery systems was too expensive and complicated.

The systems, which retain heat generated by the cars' brakes to provide extra energy, are seen by the FIA's president as a chance for the sport to show its green credentials. While McLaren has backed Mosley's plan for the systems, Di Montezemolo criticised their introduction on a voluntary basis next season and doubted whether they would improve road car technology.

"The future looks very complicated with these regulations," he told Autosprint magazine. "We feel introducing KERS [for the 2009 season] was a mistake, even though we're in favour of formula one being a technological springboard. But the system in the races will be very different from the road system."

McLaren will work with Freescale Semiconductor to develop its Kinetic Energy Recovery System from the start of 2010. The two companies are confident that their collaboration will eventually improve the McLaren team's times on the track and also help such systems filter down for road cars.

Both Ferrari and McLaren have made it clear they support the FIA's principal of cost-cutting but believe it must be implemented only after considered debate.

Formula one: Ferrari dismiss Max Mosley's plan to go green as too complicated | Sport | The Guardian
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Yup, they suppose to implement Catalytic Converter first before going to hybrid in their race cars
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It's a shame Ferrari isn't interested in pushing that technology. The cutting edge aspect of F1 was always one of it's greatest appeals.

Sounds like maybe they have just hit a wall.


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