F1 » Anderson queries Mercedes double DRS

Gary Anderson says Mercedes should consider dropping double DRS to avoid dropping further back in the F1 title race

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nick - Unregistered

August 02, 2012 4:51 PM

they havent introduced half as many updates as the rest of them...so how the hell do they expect to compete at the front...f1 is a development race...merc dont seem to have a clue..last two seasons they never put 1 foot forward..this season they put 1 foot forward and now theyve took three steps back...said it before say it again,design and engineering wise they are pants...a small team like sauber can build a better chassis.


August 02, 2012 4:54 PM

the ddrs is of very limited use, as it only is of benefit in quali. but the merc in race trim is a disgrace, and the ddrs cannot help them. it is only a distraction and a misuse of resources. apart from that, it will be banned for 2013, so yes, merc should just drop it, and concentrate on finding some mechanical grip, and some speed.

Kevin - Unregistered

August 02, 2012 5:04 PM

It seems that Mercedes is running under a very tight and minimal budget. While they blew their wad on the DRS mess, burning precious time and resources on a failed approach, the others have distanced themselves through other more successful means. This whole Mercedes gig is destroying Braun's reputation, and taking Schumacher down with him. Meanwhile, it will be interesting to see if Lotus sees the addition as a success or failure as well.


August 02, 2012 5:55 PM
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I'm sure I'm in for a slew of "disagree"'s here but I've never rated Anderson s opinions in media,his F1 Racing spread was always full of generic speculation that you get on any 2-bit racing site (Sic) Remember this is the man that said the lotus looked a disaster this year, the Caterham was going to worry the williams an the India's an the Bulls were a second ahead of the field!

But then again, Im sure my opinion doesn't count for Jack either, Thats wats great about the internet, anybody can sound off an act knowledgeable, huh Gary!!

Nealio - Unregistered

August 02, 2012 5:56 PM

Mercedes win in China was due to superior tire management by luck or design. Brawn is looking for the aero advantage that will duplicate his 2009 season. It's hard to repeat that as he is finding out. I image that once you've enjoyed that kind of advantage you get a pretty strong jones for it!

herowassenna - Unregistered

August 02, 2012 7:31 PM

What I find most amusing about this, is that over the first 3 or 4 races, many people on different sites spoke of how great MSC was at development and how he had brought Mercedes forward since he joined the team. Something he done in conjunction with Brawn at Ferrari.

Yet Alonso was vilified for having taken Ferrari backwards since he joined the team.

People were just not looking at the bigger picture.

Alonso has proven this year, that if you have the right team behind you, he will win races.
Pat Fry himself said that a lot of Ferrari's advantage years ago was because of limitless testing which has been severly reduced and they didn't keep up with simulation and CFD computers. Something they are sorting out now.

Whereas Mercedes have Brawn, Costa, Willis and Bell, yet have gone backwards again.
There's 2 essential things missing here.
1) MSC cannot test as often as he needs to (apart from making mistakes like in Hungary)
2) The missing link from all the Brawn/MSC victories is Ro

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