F1 » DRS given green light for Monaco


Despite opposition from several drivers, DRS will be allowed at the Monaco Grand Prix.

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racingbod - Unregistered

May 09, 2011 10:45 AM

Agree with you Rich. The tunnel is tricky anyway, although the chicane is pretty much the only traditional overtaking opportunity.

St Devote generally is too difficult with only the one line available

DBL

May 09, 2011 12:05 PM
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What's been happening when cars are overtaken by faster DRS activated cars, they move over and try and squeeze the faster car onto the dirty part of the track. There is really only one line at Monaco, down the middle and barely room either side for another car. With the poor racecraft of some drivers in managing to make contact on big wide open tracks I can see a few interlocking wheels at Monaco and if it happens at speed they'll get airborne into the catch fencing. If not then wheel to radiator and a half spun can blocking the track. Either way if this years race concludes without a safety car or red flag I will be very surprised.

richard

May 09, 2011 12:44 PM

there is an interesting aside to the drs rules. it cannot be used until the third lap of a race. this means that the first car into the first corner, if he can pull out an advantage over the two laps, of over a second, can never be attacked. must explain why seb built up 1.8 secs in two laps. so even more emphasis is being put to being on pole.

richard

May 09, 2011 1:06 PM

ceejay. that is what the fia have refused to do! the wings on the cars will be the same as normally used, and the teams, or some of them, wanted the fia to not have an activation zone. at the end of the day, even if there is an activation zone, the teams need not use it, if they considered it dangerous.
but quali looks set to be fraught with danger, as it could be used anywhere. perhaps the activation zone should be the same in quali AND the race.

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