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
"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.