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KERS boost for cost-capped entries

KERS boost for cost-capped entries
Doubling of the KERS boost to 120kw
30/04/09 18:49

No new entry would have the funds to develop
KERS within the constraints of the budget cap
Another technical advantage to be enjoyed by any 'cost regulated team' next year will be the doubling of Kinetic Energy Recovery Systems' power output – assuming any team opts to take that route.

Close followers of the championship were spending Thursday afternoon poring over the newly published FIA 2010 regulations, featuring basically unchanged technical rules for teams opting not to sign up to the optional budget restraints.

Those willing to be limited to £40 million (€45m) will however benefit from free-revving engines, a relaxation of testing restrictions and moveable wings. It also emerged that they will be allowed to use KERS outputting 120 kilowatts, while the 'free-spending' teams are limited to just 60kw.

Realistically, it remains to be seen how any potential new entry or independent team could fund its own KERS programme given the cost restraints.

Like the removal of rev-limits on the V8 powerplants, it is likely that the major manufacturers will be targeted to develop and adapt the technology for the customer teams, something that will undoubtedly be up for discussion within the FOTA ranks.

Williams and McLaren on Thursday responded to the FIA's confirmation of the £40m voluntary budget cap essentially saying that the Formula One Teams' Association will discuss the rules, while Ferrari did not want to comment.

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