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Kubica To Run KERS But Ferrari Drop It In Shanghai

Robert Kubica has declared he is going to try out the Kinetic Energy Recovery System – KERS – in his BMW Sauber during th firday practice sessions as an evaluation to performance gains.

The Polish driver has so far declined to use the system this season as he feels with his height and weight it would prove too much of a disadvantage.

Team mate Nick Heidfeld has been running the system, with some success.  KERS has recieved widespread criticism from the drivers and teams that have been running it.

“We will have to test and see,” said Kubica in Shanghai on Thursday. “For sure we have seen this from our view, especially in Malaysia but also in Australia, it was an advantage.

“Of course running on my car there are some disadvantages that are bigger than for the other [drivers], but I hope still the advantage will be bigger than the disadvantage, but we will see.”

Scuderia Ferrari have also announced that they will be dropping the use of the KERS system in Shanghai after major reliability scares during the Malaysian GP weekend.

The Italian team are still looking to score their first points of the 2009 campaign.


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