McLaren will be trying out both options on Friday with Kovalainen running with KERS and Hamilton seeing how the car goes without it during practice one and practice two. There are not many hard braking areas where the KERS can be effectively recharged.
Following months of dispute about the format for the 2010 F1 series the Formula One Teams Association (FOTA) have decided that they have no option other than to form a breakaway series.
Excerpt: Of the four teams with KERS only McLaren and Ferrari will be using the system in Turkey. Renault and BMW will not be using it.
At the Monaco Grand Prix Ferrari and McLaren both decided to use KERS and Renault and BMW decided against its use. Massa and Hamilton using KERS had the rear break away in the first qualifying session. Massa went on to qualify 5th and ended up 4th in the race. Hamilton damaged his car and after high expectations for a podium finish ended up 12th.
Lewis Hamilton is upbeat about his chances and hoping for his first podium finish in the Monaco Grand Prix. Having seen Hamilton driving the socks off his McLaren in Spain for a 5th place finish, I am sure we will see an even better effort and result here in Monaco where the tight city street circuit makes the McLaren’s lack of aerodynamic efficiency much less of a problem.
In Malaysia Q1 there was just 0.826 seconds between front runner Rubens Barrichello and 15th place drop zone marker Sebastien Bourdais, so you could understand Massa mistakenly thinking that he could safely stay in the pits and save a set of tyres for later. But how did Ferrari again fail to get out of Q1 in Spain?
It was starting to look like the “old days” at practice 3 at Bahrain with McLaren and Ferrari in the first three positions towards the end of the session. Hamilton and Massa had just gone out on the super soft tyres and Raikkonen was up there to make it 1-2-3. It was all change a […]
Over confident Ferrari, keen to save soft tyres for later qualifying and the race, decided on a single run for Massa in Q1. As the times came down in Q1 Massa held firm, confident that his initial time was good enough to go through to Q2, watched as he was pushed out of the top 15.