Marussia-Cosworth F1 team will be using Williams’ KERS unit in 2013 F1 World Championship season. Their Technical Consultant Pat symonds revealed this news and also added that they will continue using Cosworth Power.
Marussia have not used KERS system since their debut in 2010 which has put them at disadvantage compared to their nearest rivals Caterham.
Pat Symonds also said that the 2013 Marussia car will an evolution of this year’s car as the rules don’t change for next year.
“We will continue with the Cosworth engine. We are concentrating on improving the driveability of the engine and enhancing its performance as a unit with the car,” said Symonds.
“We will be using KERS next year,” Symonds said. “We plan to adopt the system that has been developed by Williams, which was used by them with the Cosworth engine last year and is currently with their Renault-engine car.”
“Our 2013 unit is a development of this. We have been very impressed with the engineering, the efficiency and the weight. Williams are also a pleasure to work with both technically and commercially”, said Symonds.
Marussia team, earlier know as Virgin-Cosworth, was taken over by a Russian firm last year and since then has raced under the banner Marussia-Cosworth.