McLaren to keep KERS for Hungary GP

McLaren will continue to use its KERS system at the forthcoming Hungarian Grand Prix, Mercedes' Norbert Haug has confirmed. The Woking based team did not use the energy recovery technology at last month's British Grand Prix, arguing that the...

McLaren will continue to use its KERS system at the forthcoming Hungarian Grand Prix, Mercedes' Norbert Haug has confirmed.

The Woking based team did not use the energy recovery technology at last month's British Grand Prix, arguing that the lack of braking zones meant the KERS batteries would not fully charge during the course of a lap.

The systems, however, returned to the MP4-24 package last weekend at the Nurburgring, meaning that only McLaren and Ferrari are still persevering with KERS.

The power boost contributed to excellent starts for both Heikki Kovalainen and Lewis Hamilton in Germany, and Haug confirms that the system will remain in place for Hungary next weekend.

"(At the Hungaroring) there is a quite long run from the start to the first corner, and a long straight. It is a great KERS track," he told Germany's Auto Motor und Sport.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Norbert Haug , Lewis Hamilton , Heikki Kovalainen
Teams Ferrari , Mercedes , McLaren