Heidfeld Confirms No KERS for BMW in Turkey
Soon after the Barcelona race in mid-May, BMW revealed that a second-stage KERS will be fitted into the F1.09 in Turkey. Later on, BMW motorsport director Mario Theissen also announced his team had finally completed work on a multi-level rear diffuser, a feature that will also be debuted at Istanbul.
“The decision has been made to run without the KERS here. As in Barcelona, we will focus on the new aero package and then we will decide at the next couple of races in the usual way about if we put it on the car or not,” revealed Heidfeld, while also pointing out that he feels confident with the new changes brought to his car.
Just like in Toyota's case, the German driver is convinced his team's performance in Monaco was a one-off and is not going happen once more this weekend.
“It is important that we see a step forward here, but actually I am quite confident that we will see an improvement. As usual, the question is how much did the others improve. But it is going to be a step forward for us, and we are also going to work on other stuff that is already in the pipeline for the coming races. On top of that, I expect that Monaco was a one-off.”
“It is not an excuse because it is not nice to struggle so much in Monaco, but still I believe it was not a representative circuit for us. We should be better here and I guess it will be a similar situation for Toyota,” added the German driver.