F1 » F1 2011 POLL: Was DRS a success?

Vote in our latest F1 poll and have your say now on if you think the introduction of the Drag Reduction System (DRS) was a success or failure.

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December 08, 2011 9:40 PM

If the aim was to make F1 look like a computer game to viewers, then yes. Personally the Canadian GP highlighted the shortcomings of DRS where it spoiled the races of Schumacher and Kobayashi in particular.

ynys - Unregistered

December 08, 2011 10:58 PM

The poll asks questions in a stupid way, splitting the those in favor of drs vote by asking two very similar questions.

Personally, a miserable procession, already decided by the qualification positions OR loads of overtaking?

I strongly favor the latter ie well done DRS!


December 08, 2011 11:11 PM
Last Edited 1521 days ago

It could do with a bit of tweaking, but for being introduced just this year I think it did well. In Brazil for example it didn't allow the drivers to just breeze pas each other but it got them a lot closer for the following corners. That move Alonso put on Button would never have been possible without DRS.

So yeah, I think the DRS zones should be a little shorter. Other than that, I like it.

tom tom foolery - Unregistered

December 09, 2011 12:55 AM


There is a great op-ed in Racecar Engineering about aerodynamic tricknology and the negative impact it has had on the sport. Pulls no punches, including calling out the Chapparal Can-Am cars. Good read, even if it does shed a negative light on today's race cars.

Matt - Unregistered

December 09, 2011 1:26 AM

IMO it was not a success, just an artificial one, like DRS itself.
They introduced it because aerodynamics was becoming to great and cars could not follow closely.
Simple solution is to reduce downforce considerably, add ground force and wider tires.
Overtaking would happen a plenty and the racing would be fantastic without the need of DRS.
I like Kers though, like a turbo boost button, but Kers should be able to be used at no limit, just would depend on how well your system can re-harvest the energy to how much you can use it.

Micq - Unregistered

December 09, 2011 2:26 AM

I do like the fact that they are making an effort to keep the sport a bit more exciting. No matter how this is decided will always trigger arguments and agree/disagree situations. I hope they continue to strive for closer more exciting races, and to be honest I don't care what is considered 'fair' or not.... as long as it is EXCITING. Let's not forget that F1 is about the squillions of dollars..... and I should therefore be on the edge of my seat when they put on their show : )

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