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    Maserati to follow Ferrari down path of hybrid sportscars?
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    What's the world coming to when two of Italy's most storied supercar manufacturers – we're talking Ferrari and Lamborghini here, in case you couldn't tell – are planning to launch hybrid automobiles? Well, actually that'd be three of Italy's most storied automakers, now that rumors of ...

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    BMW gives up on KERS for the remainder of the 2009 F1 season
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    After using its KERS hybrid system on and off through the first half of the 2009 Formula One season, the BMW-Sauber team has decided enough is enough. The team will shelve the system through the remainder of the year while it focuses on aerodynamic development. In spite of the utter lack of success ...

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    Mercedes engineer says KERS 'not relevant to road cars'
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    McLaren MP4-24 - Click above for a high-res image gallery
    Of the ten teams competing in this year's Formula 1 championship, McLaren-Mercedes is the only one that's equipped both of its cars with a kinetic energy recovery system (KERS) for every single race of the season. Whether the 60 kW power ...

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    Confirmed: Ferrari testing hybrid powertrain in 599 prototype
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    Click above for high-res gallery of the Ferrari 599XX
    One of the stated reasons that automakers send prototype race cars around tracks at high rates of speed is to further the development of new technology for their road-going automobiles. There's no higher form of automotive motorsport than ...

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    BMW Sauber discovers cause of KERS shock
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    According to Team BMW Sauber, it has "concluded their investigations into the KERS incident at Jerez." Incident? You mean that time when one of your mechanics was literally thrown to the ground after doing nothing more than touching your car? Right, that one. If you are truly interested in ...

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    VIDEO: Shocking! See F1 mechanic getting zapped by KERS system
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    Follow the jump to watch the videoAnybody who wants to know why Formula 1 teams are reconsidering using the Kinetic Energy Recovery System, or KERS need only watch the video embedded after the jump. So far, there have been two incidents of KERS failures, the first requiring the U.K. Red Bull team ...

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