Wayne Kerr and Toro Rosso's April Fools

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Wayne Kerr and Toro Rosso's April Fools
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Thought the F1 room might appreciate the following April 1st Sepang Preview press release that Toro Rosso sent around this morning. No doubt the headline would have April-fooled some journo's out there, but hopefully they would have realised it's a gag by the time they got to the name of Toro Ross's head of KERS...

Nice effort from the Red Bull junior team - who said there was no personality left in F1.

The following is word-for-word what they sent out:

MALAYSIAN GRAND PRIXVIEW
 
SCUDERIA TORO ROSSO TO USE KERS AT SEPANG CIRCUIT
 
Although it wasn't planned to introduce KERS until later in the season, recent
progress made at our Faenza R & D facility means that Scuderia Toro Rosso
will now use Kinetic Energy Recovery Systems on its cars in Sepang, for the
second round of the World Championship.
 
In  the  interests  of  maximising  car  reliability  in  the  high  temperatures  and
humidity usually encountered in Malaysia, the KERS systems will not actually
use  the  recovered  energy  to  boost  engine  power  in  the  usual  fashion.
Instead, the teams plan to use KERS as a sophisticated DCA (Driver Cooling
Aid.)
 
"We  are  indebted  to  Professor  Hugh  Masterby-Jerrkin  of  Imperial  College,
London  for  his  department's  assistance  in  moving  this  project  forward  so
quickly," commented  Wayne Kerr, Toro  Rosso's Head of KERS. "While the
team was racing in Melbourne, we came directly to Kuala Lumpur to evaluate
the system in real conditions and for this we were given invaluable help by
the Thermal Energy faculty of the Kuala Lumpur Polytechnic, particularly the
head of department, Doctor Ku Lin 'Ng Phaan.
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