The possible return of KERS for the 2011 season looks set to be a headline agenda items at the upcoming meeting of the Formula 1 team principals, scheduled for later today.

The Formula One Teams’ Association (FOTA) will meet this afternoon to appraise the opening rounds of the 2010 season and devise ideas for improving the overall show.

It is believed that – while other technical changes to the cars will be explored – one of the primary ideas to help encourage more overtaking could be the reintroduction of the Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS).

The green technology was considered a white elephant by many in the paddock in 2009. Run by only those teams that could afford, it proved to be overly heavy, difficult to effectively package on the cars and ultimately, overpriced.

While its use in the 2010 season is still permitted, there exists a gentleman’s agreement, of sorts, that the devices will not be run on any car this season.

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