Team Lotus has secured a KERS supplier for next season

Perhaps having realised that his team cannot realistically compete for points without KERS, Tony Fernandes has struck a deal to source the power-boosting device for the 2012 season onwards.

The problem is … he’s picked Red Bull’s KERS units to fit into the back of next year’s T129…

In some respects, the deal make sense because this year’s T128 already uses the 2010-spec hydraulics and gearbox units from the championship-winning squad, on top of the two teams using the same Renault customer engines.

And now the KERS unit – designed by Red Bull in conjunction with Renault and Magneti Marelli – will be sourced from the Milton Keynes squad as well, which becomes an odd decision when the team’s troubles with the device are widely-known.

[Image via Sutton Images]

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