In the ongoing saga of the kinetic energy recovery system (KERS) introduction to F1, some teams are beginning to wonder openly if the devices will be ready for competition in the 2009 Formula One season. Well-publicized events like the BMW mechanic being shocked, a battery fire at Renault and testing issues have raised concerns over safety, while cost and competitiveness are also causing heartburn. Since rules changes require a unanimous vote among teams, and Williams, BMW Sauber, and Honda think everything should move forward, the protestations led by Renault will likely fall on deaf ears. That said, the 2009 season will probably be plagued with electrical demons nasty enough to make Joe Lucas cry uncle. [AutoSport]
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