FIA top boss Jean Todt’s call for making F1 greener has come as a welcome step in the racing circuit. Making a call that “we absolutely must reflect the environment with new technologies”, Todt aims to set predecessor Mosley’s clarion call for new technology so that greener powertrains for racing cars could be introduced by 2009.
In 2009, it neer bore fruit, but Todt is set to take the ambition forward. It may be recalled that most F1 teams, last year, had experimented with kinetic energy recovery systems (KERS), which stored energy generated by braking systems to provide a power boost.
Kinetic energy recovery systems had already been put to use by some of the most advanced production automobiles. However, this initiative dropped midway as it was dropped by most teams in the course of year 2009.
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