With mere days until the 2009 season opener, Force India has become another team to make clear its current position regarding the new technology KERS.

With mere days until the 2009 season opener, Force India has become another team to make clear its current position regarding the new technology KERS.

On a late visit to India before heading to Melbourne, team driver Giancarlo Fisichella flagged a "step forward" for the 2009 car following the initial overseas races in March and April.

"A new aerodynamics package and KERS will be available by then," the Roman is quoted as saying by the Hindu newspaper, referring to the Spanish grand prix in May.

Of the other teams, while McLaren is expected to use its energy re-use system, others including Toyota, the Red Bull teams, Williams and Brawn do not intend to turn on their respective KERS units at Albert Park.

BMW-Sauber's system is fully active, although the team has not decided if it will be a performance gain or deficit on the Melbourne layout, and Renault became the first to confirm that it definitely will deploy KERS this weekend.

Ferrari is reported to have followed suit, confirming that Felipe Massa and Kimi Raikkonen will have active 'boost buttons' ready to push in Australia.

 

 

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