The Formula One Teams Association (FOTA) voted this past weekend to push for a ban on kinetic energy recovery systems (KERS) in 2010. While it wasn't a unanimous vote, a majority of the eight teams remaining in the group voted in favor of the ban. The Williams and Force India teams were recently suspended from the group over their decisions to side with the FIA in the argument over budget caps for 2010.

The teams that have run KERS so far in 2009 have been disappointed by the results with the performance gains that don't make the extra weight of the systems worth it. FOTA is expected to push the FIA to ban the hybrid drive systems as part of its negotiations for an agreement on the 2010 budget restrictions. Currently, use of KERS is voluntary and the FIA was planning to loosen the restrictions on use in future seasons. In the most recent race in Turkey only the Ferrari and McLaren teams used their KERS systems.

[Source: F1-Live]


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