Why F1 was too quick to dismiss KERS

Why F1 was too quick to dismiss KERS

Now that the likes of McLaren and Ferrari are getting the hang of KERS - and winning races - the technology doesn't seem so bad after all. Jonathan Noble explains why Formula 1 quit on KERS too soon

Ferrari has openly talked in the past about a symbolic burying of its KERS unit after the season-finale in Abu Dhabi – so fed up has it been with the cost and effort of using the technology – but there was little doubt at Spa last weekend about how crucial it had been for the Maranello outfit.

Were it not for Kimi Raikkonen's quick blast of KERS after the safety car restart early in the race, there was every chance it would have been Force India and not Ferrari celebrating the victory on Sunday evening.

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