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NOVEMBER 3, 2011

Williams KERS for HRT

HRT will have a KERS system in 2012, having renewed and extended its collaboration with Williams until the end of next year.

HRT has used a Williams gearbox this season and the new deal provides for greater technical collaboration aimed at improving HRT's performance level.

After the departure of technical consultant Geoff Willis to HRT, the design of next year's F112 is being done at the team's Munich technical office under the direction of Jacky Eeckelaert and aerodynamicist Stephane Chosse.

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, they will not only provide us with the latest technology in gearboxes but we will also reap the benefits of having KERS next year, an important step for our team."

Kolles has targeted a top 10 constructors championship finish in 2012. With Team Lotus due to run a Red Bull KERS system next year, Marussia will be the only team not running a KERS system next year.