F1 » Massa: DRS will change Valencia

Felipe Massa predicts an improved European Grand Prix thanks to DRS

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Sam - Unregistered

June 23, 2011 2:33 PM

Fine tuning of the activation point for the DRS is certainly necessary as we still need to see overtaking which is challenging, but as no data is available they may not get it right first time. Also as some cars have better systems than others they may always find it easier than some of their competitors. Either way, I'd prefer to watch a race where the overtaking could be seen as "too easy" than some of the terrible processions we have seen in recent years.


June 23, 2011 3:06 PM

not sure if the double activation zone will have two activication points, or just 1 as per montreal. the single activation point is unfair, as it allows a car that has passed in the first zone, to activate in the second zone, allowing it to break any one sec gap. thus denying the passed car a chance to fight back. the trouble is that fia will chop and change the system as they want, thus manipulating the race results and overall championship.

USF1_Fan - Unregistered

June 23, 2011 3:40 PM

@ Frank G-

That is going to become a viable tactic at times with DRS and help to keep things interesting- excellent!

Of course if a significantly faster car is in the lead it will not be relevant- the following car must be within 1 second to USE DRS.

It is more likely that DRS will prevent a slower car from winning when a faster car is behind, as was the case in Canada.

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