BMW mechanic suffers electric shock due to KERS

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One of the BMW Sauber F1 mechanics suffered an electric shock after touching a car fitted with KERS today during the test session at Jerez. Christian Klien, who was at the wheel of the car, came back in the pits after an installation run. As the mechanics wanted to push the car into the garage, the first one to touch the F1.08 fell to the ground after receiving an electric shock.

After being pulled away from the car by his colleagues, the mechanic was brought to the medical centre to be examined. The mechanic suffered no serious injury.

At the moment, the BMW Sauber F1 Team is investigating what was the cause of the electric shock this morning.

This is the second serious incident with the Kinetic Energy Recovery System in less than a week. Last Thursday, the Red Bull Racing factory at Milton Keynes had to be evacuated after a battery system test of their KERS went wrong.