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Ferrari Say KERS Is Behind Schedule

Ferrari’s Aldo Costa has told Italian presses that their work on the Kinetic Energy Recovery System is behind schedule.

KERS is compulsory from 2009.

Costa claims the team will be fine for the first 2009 test, but meerly they have a lot of work to do in a short space of time. They have spent a lot of resources on getting the F2008 to win the title.

“KERS because it’s a technology never tried before, but work has been very intense on aerodynamics too. There have been reliability troubles,” Costa told Gazzetta dello Sport.

“I can’t deny we are running a bit late. Let’s say that I would like to have tried our system already.”

He added: “We have a lot to do but time is short. Even though we have two weeks more compared to the past, we must follow the collective tests calendar. There’s a test in mid January and we can’t miss it.

“By fighting for the title we’ve put a lot of resources on the F2008, and now we find ourselves in the need to quickly make up for it. Most of the components are already in production, while the KERS is on the bench.”

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