Like BMW, Mercedes-Benz may also be interested in becoming the sole supplier of standard KERS systems in formula one next year.

Like BMW, Mercedes-Benz may also be interested in becoming the sole supplier of standard KERS systems in formula one next year.

FIA president Max Mosley is not keen on the idea of standardising the energy re-use technology, but it was reported last month that BMW might be eager to take up the FOTA alliance's plans for a common KERS next year.

BMW-Sauber is not even using KERS on both its cars at present: a strategy that makes little sense to Mercedes' racing chief Haug.

From Stuttgart on Tuesday, Mercedes' Norbert Haug said it is "surprising" that despite BMW's total enthusiasm about implementing the technology this year, only German rival Mercedes has so far been totally committed to using it at races.

As for FOTA's eagerness for a standard KERS solution from 2010, he added: "We would have interest in being the supplier."

 

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