F1 » DRS to be banned at Eau Rouge?


The FIA considers a ban on DRS at Eau Rouge during the Belgian GP weekend

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UncleBrad - Unregistered

August 22, 2011 4:19 PM

Just as in the tunnel, the drivers should be allowed to use it if they feel it is safe to do so.

Where did this story come from anyway? There is no reference to a comment or statement from anyone of any importance.

Earnest Thrasher - Unregistered

August 22, 2011 4:20 PM

its only easy flat with downforce Firefly, what actually happens is as soon as the cars enter the corner they are driving into the hill, this increases the tyre contact patch pressure just as aero downforce does, the cars are heavier until they crest the hill, they are still turning right at this point, so there is actually a big difference in acceptable downforce for different parts of the corner, i do not have any data for F1 entry speed, but I do know that Speed Series cars (small LM Prototypes with honda 2 litre engines giving 250 ish HP enter the Eau Rouge at 143 mph, i wonder what an F1 car entry speed is......same weight but with what,.... 750 hp?, saying its easy flat well....you try it

andrew.

August 22, 2011 6:43 PM

Eau Rouge isn't what it used to be when there was more of a kink at the bottom but it is still an immense piece of track.

I would be interested to see which of the drivers would be mad enough to use their DRS anywhere at Eau Rouge!

decko - Unregistered

August 22, 2011 9:14 PM

We have seen in the past what damage and mayhem can be cuased there and thats with full down force, so I think its a sensible move, actually i think practice and qualifying should be done with only the race activation points anyway.

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