FOTA agrees to oust KERS for 2010
8 June 2009 – The Formula One Teams' Association (FOTA) has agreed to cease use of the Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS) from next season onwards. The device, which gives drivers a power boost at the push of a button, has come under criticism since the beginning of the season due to its high weight levels and running costs.
With the teams having agreed not to use this device in a further bid to lower the overall running costs of Formula One, KERS will not been seen next year whether governing body the FIA decides to allow the system or not. "We are the only ones - together with McLaren - who are using it," added Stefano Domenicali, team principal to Ferrari. "We have invested a lot and we always said that it is difficult for the supporters to understand why there are some cars with KERS and some cars without it; if you can have a total logical approach - if we are all together - it is better not to have it."