There has been constant speculation that the fire in the Williams' pit at Catalunya last year was Li-ion related, this Williams deny, albeit only recently. Can we be sure of that, I'm not.
It is a well known fact, that Bernie does not want KERS nor the 2014 engines. The paddock, generally speaking, are not in the slightest enthusiastic about Li-Ion batteries,especially when bang for buck is taken into consideration.
The A.L.P.A. could very easily refuse to carry Li-Ion batteries in the near future, that being the case, where will that leave F1. At the moment, approx 600kg of Li-Ion batteries will be shipped around the world, reluctantly, next year, that figure will be something in excess of 3 Tonnes. Without these batteries for 2014, the projected lap time loss will be an average of 15 seconds. GP2 becomes the new F1.
Edited by milestone 11, 12 February 2013 - 15:18.