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Two more drivers weigh up the future of KERS // Heidfeld and Coulthard speak about the energy recovery system

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This is F1Minute for the 26th July 2008.

As the weekends are scarce for important, headline grabbing news, I thought it would be good to look at two more reactions to the KERS problems we’ve seen recently.

BMW and Red Bull have both had the most public issues with the technology, but Heidfeld believes that it will all be okay in time. “KERS is very new. I think we are one of the first to use it on track. Everyone knows what happened and everybody tried everything in advance to be safe, but when you introduce new technologies these things can happen. I am quite confident for the future that it can be made safe."

Meanwhile, Coulthard has said in his latest column for the ITV-F1 site that there was always bound to be teething problems. “I know there are working groups looking at how to manage and overcome these issues, so hopefully a satisfactory solution will be found, but the timescale is certainly pretty tight to be ready for the start of next season.” He also said that when he consults for Red Bull next year, he’ll be wearing a full rubber body suit just to be on the safe side.

That’s all for today, I’ll be back tomorrow with another F1Minute.