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Williams Toyota Still Toying with KERS for 2010

Posted in Auto Parts, Formula 1, FOTA, KERS, McLaren Mercedes with tags , , , , , , , , on July 31, 2009 by autoracingpower
KERS - Kinetic Energy Recovery System

KERS - Kinetic Energy Recovery System

Williams Toyota is still considering running KERS (kinetic energy recovery system) in the 2010 Formula 1 season. This would conflict with the FOTA’s ban KERS in 2010 but Williams is not apart of FOTA as they chose to break ranks and sign up for the 2010 Formula 1 season during the FOTA vs. FIA battle.

The FOTA KERS ban is considered a gentleman’s agreement among the FOTA members but Williams has continued to develop their flywheel KERS system throughout the year as the technical regulations will permit teams to use the controversial hybrid system in 2010.

One FOTA member that may want to consider reviewing the KERS ban is McLaren, who have built a reliable system and used it in many races this season.

Source: MSN Sports

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FOTA vs. FIA Battle Time Line Revealed

Posted in Bernie Ecclestone, Formula 1, FOTA with tags , , , , , , on June 19, 2009 by autoracingpower
FOTA - Formula One Teams Association

FOTA - Formula One Teams Association

The recent announcement by the FOTA has rocked the Formula 1 world. The FOTA teams are showing their solidarity and making their intentions known to the world. A resolution is still possible and if Ecclestone wants save his empire he will have to cave and give these top tier teams what they want. How do did we even get to this point? F1-live.com provides a great time line showing the key points in this politically charged year in Formula 1.

Click the link below:

FOTA vs. FIA Time Line