KERS may be compulsory for all teams and drivers in formula one next year.

KERS may be compulsory for all teams and drivers in formula one next year.

It was already known that, following the voluntary deployment of the energy re-use technology in 2009, the teams' alliance FOTA was considering shortly putting out a tender for a universal KERS supplier next season.

But according to broadcaster Peter Windsor, involved with the prospective American entry USF1, it may actually be compulsory to fit active KERS systems to cars in 2010.

"If it's a choice we probably would not go with KERS, but it's potentially going to be mandatory for every team and we have to presume that's going to be the case," he is quoted as saying by the online magazine GP Week.

However, Windsor admitted that the situation could change "in a few months' time".

Meanwhile, Renault team boss Flavio Briatore said he objects to the current 'two-tier' situation, where some cars have the KERS power boost, while others do not.

The Italian told Spain's Sport newspaper: "KERS should be for everybody, or for nobody."

 

 

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