Issues arising from the development of KERS systems for 2009 will be discussed at the next meeting of F1's Technical Working Group (TWG). Before the German grand prix, Red Bull had to evacuate its Milton Keynes factory amid a smoke and fume scare, and at the Jerez test on Tuesday, a BMW-Sauber mechanic received an electric shock when he touched a car fitted with a developmental KERS system. There are also suggestions doing the rounds that a potentially extremely dangerous by-product of exploded KERS batteries is the poison arsenic.
“First of all we need to understand exactly what has happened,” Ferrari boss Stefano Domenicali said. “I think that is something which will be discussed at the next Technical Working Group. We don't have to over-react to anything at the moment because of course it's a new project, we need to take care of all the safety aspects and all the other things,” he added.
Domenicali explained that Ferrari has not itself encountered any of the serious problems that have emerged at some of the other teams.