Red Bull Vow to Use KERS in Malaysia

It's no news to anyone that Sebastian Vettel won the Australian Grand Prix in style last weekend despite not using the much-discussed Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS). While every front-runner in Australia – except for Red Bull Racing – used the unit, the Milton Keynes officials decided not to equip their cars with the technology just before the race.

We're not sure if Red Bull's team principal Christian Horner revealed that information to the media solely to brag, but what we do know is that the team has every intention of further strengthening its car with the mini-KERS from as early as the upcoming Malaysian Grand Prix.

We will run KERS in Malaysia,” announced Horner after the Aussie race, according to UK's The Guardian. “It was a very marginal decision not to run it (in Australia). In Malaysia there is a long run to the first turn and we are keen to get it on the car there.

According to Horner, the reason why the team decided not to fit KERS onto their car was because the data following the Friday practice session showed lack of reliability.

We didn't want to tell anybody, but looking at the start ... It didn't look like we needed it,” added the British manager. “We were a bit nervous about telling everybody before the race. We ran it on Friday and we weren't happy with the reliability, we felt it was a potential risk, so we took it off both cars and didn't race it at all this weekend.”

As far as Australian Grand Prix winner Sebastian Vettel is concerned, the German driver can't quite decide on the technology. While insisting that “it's expensive, complicated and not green”, the 23-year old did admit in a recent interview with the Bild newspaper that having it installed on the car in 2011 is “fundamental.
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