KERS likely to be raced in Melbourne - Symonds

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Whereas a few months ago Renault was feeling quite pessimistic regarding the use of KERS for the opening Grand Prix in Australia, the French teams Executive Director of Engineering, Pat Symonds, is now expecting that the new system will be ready to race in late March.

Symonds told 'autosport': "I have to say before Christmas I was really concerned about how we were going to get that (KERS) even working in its basic form.

"But we made damn good progress over Christmas and I'm much more confident now that we'll get that on the car for Melbourne. There's no guarantees on that, but whereas it was very unlikely before Christmas, I'd now say it's likely."