Renault gives KERS green light for Melbourne

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The ING Renault F1 Team has given its Kinetic Energy Recovery System the green light to run at the upcoming Australian Grand Prix. By using KERS at Melbourne, the French outfit remains a minority as six teams already confirmed that they would not use the system 'Down Under'.

Williams, Toyota, Scuderia Toro Rosso, Red Bull Racing, Force India F1 and Brawn GP will all head to Melbourne without the technology.

Renault, however, admitted early in winter testing that it was surprised about how well their KERS system was running and this after a sceptical attitude in the beginning. Due to the positive test sessions with the technology, the French outfit decided to use it at the first race of the season.

For an overview of the KERS devices in use and how far along the teams are in their development cycle, please read "tackling KERS in Formula One".