Schu supports KERS introduction
Michael Schumacher has given his support to Formula 1s attempts to move towards a more environmentally-friendly future, starting with the introduction of KERS technology next year.
Teams are currently in the process of developing kinetic energy recovery systems which will be allowed in the sport from 2009, with the devices designed to recover and store energy from braking which can then be used as a power boost.
The introduction of KERS is due to be followed by more road-relevant and greener technologies over the next decade and seven-time world champion Schumacher says the benefits are clear.
In Formula 1 we start next year with an energy saving braking system, he told The Times newspaper.
In this respect Formula 1 can be very important because the development time you have in Formula 1 is so short.
[Ferraris] road car department and other road car companies will benefit hugely from it, and the environment will as well.
Formula 1 has been criticised in some quarters in the past for not doing enough for the environment, but Schumacher says the sport has now put plans in place to react to the worlds climate problems.
People say F1 should do more but you cannot change the world in one day, he said.
Its not possible.
You have to do it in steps that are achievable and you have to understand the problem.
I think that it has been understood, this issue, and Formula 1 is reacting to it.
Source: Schu supports KERS introduction
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