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2012-08-30 08:48

KERS UPGRADE FOR MARUSSIA: Team Marrussia is still reeling from the horible injuries sustained by F1 hopeful Maria de Villota though the team is planning for the 2013 season with the adoption of Williams' kers.

LONDON, England - Marussia will use a kinetic energy recovery system for the first time in 2013, says the Formula 1 team's technical consultant Pat Symonds.

The team, formerly Virgin Racing, will continue with the Cosworth engine it has used since its F1 debut in 2010. Fellow tail-ender HRT use the same unit.

Symonds, in a Q+A issued by the Russian-licensed team ahead of the 2012 Belgian GP at Spa-Francorchamps, said the team would use the kers system developed by Williams.

'WE'RE IMPRESSED'

Marussia, about to race its 50th GP but so far without a point scored, has not yet used the system.

Symonds, a former Benetton and Renault technical director, said: "We plan to adopt the system developed by Williams, used by them with the Cosworth engine in 2011 and currently on their Renault-engined car.

"Our 2013 unit is a development of this. We've been very impressed with the engineering, the efficiency and the weight."

Earlier in August 2012, we reported on F1 hopeful Maria De Vilotta visiting an eye clinic as part of her recovery following her horror crash in July.

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