F1 » Button: DRS will spice up Abu Dhabi

Jenson Button: It's usually been quite difficult to overtake here, especially last year, but I think that DRS will change all that. The back straight is one of the longest in F1 so I expect to see a lot of action there...

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Clondikemike - Unregistered

November 07, 2011 4:38 PM

It does not matter what regulations or restrictions you place in F1 the aim is to win. And if that means a certain design or set of aero represents the ultimate to provide an advantage, eventually all follow suit. Eventually DRS will equal out as teams and drivers learn how to use to best advantage. Of course there will always be a differential between the teams with mega money and facilities and those that do not have as there always has been.
What the FIA are striving to do is make the sport entertaining to the mass market. Wether you consider DRS valid or not it is here to stay for the forseeable future until its benefit is neutralised.


November 07, 2011 4:43 PM

Richard Last time I went to Aberdeen Rob asked me to look for him while going offshore by chopper (on the beach feeding the birds were his exact words!)
Taipan, yesterday I had the honour of being named your stand in/replacement by somebody's else GOLDENBOY!.
Sushi, you (a forty year old) most probably have packed me up with those you label as (don't/doesn't understand) well it is about time you yourself understands that when you talk about MS you are talking about the most successful driver ever in the history of F1.


November 07, 2011 4:55 PM

Mike, yes the FIA is trying to make the sports entertaining (by an unfair push to pass gimmick) but that step was taken only after they (the FIA) themselves had driven/forced the FI car configuration in such a way as to render the racing/races dull with hardly anybody being able to overtake.

HartleyF1 - Unregistered

November 07, 2011 5:25 PM

Jeeeez!. Guys you need to put ya handbags down....
This aint real racing coz of this, it aint real racing coz of that.....

End of the day if cars are doing 200mph down the straight 80 round the corners, and are wheel to wheel... guess what thats REAL RACING and thats the way its always been and always will be. regardless of the techno stuff, remember the drivers are only using what they are given and what the teams can get away with!. F1 is supposed to be about the sport pushing different boundrys... if DRS is artificial racing then so are using front and rear wings coz f1 didnt start off with them, flippin eck the drivers never even used to be belted into their cockpits!.

dcts46 - Unregistered

November 07, 2011 5:40 PM

DRS , KERS , and tyres that fall to bits are all fake to spice things up . But for me this season has been more entertaining than last because it does mix things up which wouldn't normally happen . I am a fan of these rules but can completely understand why purists don't like them . But the long and short of it is , all teams race by the same rules so it is up to them to find an advantage out of the situation . Seb and Jenson have coped the best and are quite happy I would think , but lets not forget that at the end of the day it's entertainment and if nobody watches cause they are bored F1 will dye .

Clondikemike - Unregistered

November 07, 2011 5:49 PM

The point is no matter what regs you bring in, for whatever reason, the designers and engineers will work toward and arrive at the best solution that enables them to win. For the top teams this will mean a stalemate, eventually.
DRS is a perceived solution to the lack of overtaking due to aero development. It may be artificial to some but then thats F1. But what defines whats fake or gimmick or not. I remember when wings were first introduced exactly the same debates and rumblings were heard. The first rear engined cars blah blah.
Its just another phase that will either stay or disappear and that is F1.

Mark _

November 07, 2011 6:07 PM

It would have been cheaper to just paint passing lanes on the tracks. You guys who get excited by a DRS pass would get a hoot out of drag racing.

Also they need to have a seperate fastest lap record for each race as one should be with DRS and one should be without. As it is now the fastest lap does not mean much as it was most likely set with the aid of DRS. The leader does not get to use DRS so there is little chance that the leader will set the fastest lap.

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