Lauda tips big teams to bounce back in 2010

The expulsion from F1 of KERS systems will return the sport's pecking order to normality next year, triple world champion Niki Lauda believes. The famous Austrian argues that the time and money spent fruitlessly on the technology by big teams ...

The expulsion from F1 of KERS systems will return the sport's pecking order to normality next year, triple world champion Niki Lauda believes.

The famous Austrian argues that the time and money spent fruitlessly on the technology by big teams caused the competitive re-shuffle of 2009, with Brawn and Red Bull left to scrap for the titles.

Lauda, 60, said the big teams' focus on KERS last winter was to the detriment of their aerodynamic packages.

"Brawn and Red Bull did not have that problem and so the title was almost determined before the first half of the season.

"Next year Ferrari and McLaren will dominate again because everyone will start from the same point and also because their driver line-ups will be very strong," Lauda added.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Niki Lauda
Teams Ferrari , McLaren