Mar.31 (GMM) Ferrari will again use active KERS systems throughout the Malaysian grand prix weekend, despite suspecting the technology played a role in the team's lack of pace in Australia.
Team boss Stefano Domenicali said problems managing the tyres at Albert Park was a leading factor in the F60's struggle for speed."Tyre use is also linked to KERS, so there are many things that we need to understand now very quickly," the Italian is quoted as saying by La Gazzetta dello Sport.Many teams, having spent a lot of time and money developing the newly allowable energy re-use technology in the winter, decided that the compromise in weight distribution is not offset by the 82 horse power bursts.Domenicali said BMW-Sauber's Robert Kubica - not running KERS - had a similar strategy in Melbourne last Sunday "but they did not destroy the rear tyres like we did"."It is something that we must consider: the KERS and the weight distribution," he added. "But in Malaysia we will use KERS again."