F1 will once again allow DRS to be used through the final corner of the track, which allows for high speeds due to its oval-like slope, in free practice this weekend at Zandvoort. The Dutch circuit underwent some changes before last year's F1 race, which returned to the legendary track for the first time since 1985, including the final corner of the Arie Luyendyk Bocht, which is now inclined by 18 degrees and allows for very high speeds. Last year, it was planned that the DRS zone would extend from the beginning of the fast right-hand corner to the end of the start-finish straight, but for safety reasons, the FIA moved the start of the DRS zone to the exit of the corner. But ahead of this year's race, drivers will once again test the longer DRS zone as Formula 1's leading men want more overtaking. "We want the DRS of the area to start
Formula One returns to Australia this weekend after three years. The third race of the season will take place at the Albert Park racetrack. The racetrack has undergone many changes since the last race in 1. The track is wider and faster on most bends. The chicane, which consisted of the ninth and tenth turns, was transformed into a fast left and right turn. In addition to the changes to the track, it will also be the first in history to have as many as 2019 DRS zones. Three that have already been in previous seasons have added another this year. The first is located on the start-finish plane, the second on the plane before the third turn, the third on the back plane before the ninth turn and the last before the eleventh turn. Interestingly, there will be only two DRS detection points. The first after the sixth turn and the second before the penultimate thirteenth turn. Resh
Charles Leclerc and Max Verstappen staged a remarkable battle for victory in Jeddah as well as in Bahrain. Both matches have one thing in common - the exploitation of the DRS system on the second consecutive plane. Christian Horner urged Formula One to consider changes to the detection point setting for DRS activation. Recall that in Bahrain, Verstappen overtook Leclerc on the start-finish plane, which returned the maneuver by overtaking before the fourth turn. It was similar in Jeddah. The winner of the race in Saudi Arabia, Max Verstappen, played a "cat-and-mouse game" with Charles Leclerc in the last laps of the race, as described by Horner. detection point for system activation
Charles Leclerc believes that this year's Formula One races would be very boring if the race cars did not have a DRS system, and teammate Sainz suggests reducing his influence, as overtaking with him would be too easy. The leader in scoring the 2022 World Cup in Saudi Arabia, after a few rounds of duel with Max Verstappn, which also included a lot of tactics using the DRS system, had to concede defeat and settle for second place. A week ago in Bahrain, at the opening race of the season, we saw a similar showdown between the two actors, where, also due to smart tactics in the use of DRS, Monaco was more successful. In one of the last laps of the race, Leclerc and Verstappen braked hard in front of the DRS detection point, which drives a racer driving
Fomula 1 racers will have a third DRS zone available this weekend in Bahrain. This will be available to the plane between the third and fourth turns and will give riders a second chance if they fail to overtake on the longest start-finish plane. The effect of the DRS system is even greater this year due to the larger rear wing. But we will see if these changes will bring more happenings on the track this year.
Ross Brown does not rule out the possibility that the DRS system will remain in the new rules for the 2021 season, despite the fact that he has said in the past that he will be in favor of eliminating it. Under the leadership of Pat Symonds, the team’s engineers are negotiating new rules for the 2021 season. The emphasis is on increasing the number of overtaking during the race while keeping the race cars visually appealing as well. Three concepts were presented in the pre-race in Singapore. Brown said research has shown that race cars will be able to follow the race car in front of them closer. However, this does not mean the abolition of the DRS system. "I think this could also mean the survival of the DRS system in Formula 1. We want to get to the point where this system will no longer be so important. We can, of course, quickly remove this if we manage to construct racing cars so that
Carlos Sainz believes Formula One should find a way to make overtaking easier without the use of a movable rear wing, which caused Marcus Ericsson to have a serious accident in his second free practice at speeds close to 330 kilometers per hour. The Sauber racer's wings did not close in the first corner after the DRS system was deactivated, so the car crashed into a protective fence and then overturned several times. Sainz was relieved to see that a fellow racer was not injured, but said, "This artificial device, the DRS, is dangerous. If the wings don't close, the racer behaves completely differently. So I'm just wondering if Formula 1 developed in a direction where DRS will not be needed to overtake.Today we need DRS, because without it overtaking would be more or less impossible, but u
The GP2 racing series of formulas will present the DRS (drag reduction system), which is mounted on the rear wing, in the 2015 season. This is a moving part that allows faster overtaking on some parts of the track, and was first introduced in Formula 1, in the 2011 season. The first tests will begin in October in Europe, on a production car, and later in the Middle East. The reason for this addition lies in Formula 1, as in Formula 1 drivers who previously drove in GP2 compete, so the leaders want to prepare them for a race car that has all these added features that GP2 race car has not had so far. “We’ve always said that we can see amazing racing in GP2 even without the DRS system, or any other device, but if we want to follow our mission of preparing drivers for Formula 1, we need to add
Commissioners are currently examining data on the use of a movable rear wing on a Fernando Alonso car. The Ferrari racer finished the race in Hungary in fifth place, and the commissioners found that the Spaniard activated the DRS system even when he was more than a second behind the other racer. “We found that the driver of car number 3 activated the movable rear wings in three cases when he was driving more than a second behind another car,” the FIA wrote in a statement.
Lotus announced days ago that it will bring the biggest update package of the season to its home race in Silverstone. Alan Permane has announced new front and rear wings, and after more than a year of testing, a passive DRS system is expected to appear among the novelties, which will help Kimi Raikkonen and Romain Grosjean reach even higher speeds on the planes even faster. All eyes will be open in the "airbox" of the Lotus E21, where in the case of using this system, the slots on the side of the air intake will remain open. Lotus has performed one of the permitted aerodynamic tests in recent days, where they apparently also tested the aforementioned DRS system. As it turns out, the team from Enston finally managed to train a complex system that should bring some advantages on the fast track in Silverston.