HRT to use Williams KERS in 2012

2012 F1 season

Daniel Ricciardo, HRT, Buddh International Circuit

HRT will not be without KERS next year

HRT has expanded its technology supply deal with Williams, the team announced today.

HRT will continue to use Williams gearboxes in 2012 and, for the first time, Williams will also supply them with Kinetic Energy Recovery Systems.

HRT team principal Colin Kolles said: “In these past two years we have established a fruitful collaboration with Williams F1 and are pleased to continue having them play an important role in the development of our team.

“Apart from the experience we have accumulated in these years together, they will not only provide us with the latest technology in gearboxes but we will also reap the benefits of having KERS for next year, this being an important step for our team.

“We have grown as a team with Williams F1?s support and we are pleased to continue counting on them in the future, given their trajectory, prestige and renowned experience in Formula 1. This agreement strengthens the development of the 2012 car that is currently taking place at our technical office in Munich.

“At HRT we are working on thoroughly improving the performance of our cars and our target is still to finish in the top ten in 2012. This deal brings us one step closer to that objective.”

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49 comments on HRT to use Williams KERS in 2012

  1. Mike (@mike) said on 5th November 2011, 2:29

    This is good news on several levels.

    Not only does it directly benefit both teams, but it’s shows that HRT are also funding their F1 effort successfully. Williams probably wouldn’t have extended let alone expanded the deal otherwise.

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