F1 » Lotus to run 'double DRS' as Raikkonen chases title

The Lotus team will throw everything into keeping Kimi Raikkonen in the F1 title hunt - even its soon-to-be-banned 'double DRS' concept.

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August 07, 2012 11:42 AM

i fail to understand why some go on as if the ddrs is the holy grail. the simple fact is that it is only of benefit in quali, where it can be used at any time. in the race, it is only usable when the car is in the specified drs zone, within 1 sec of the car ahead, and is trying to pass.
the merc system, which is totally different, is pretty useless, and anyway such systems will be banned at end of this season


August 07, 2012 12:00 PM


"the simple fact is that it is only of benefit in quali"

And where have lotus struggled this year?....qualifying...so it makes perfect sense why they would spend the money.

Sri - Unregistered

August 07, 2012 1:48 PM

As everyone else said, this system works on all the track on every lap in both quali and race. Not sure how much it would add to the speed, but even if it reduces 0.1s per lap, you may gain a couple of places in quali and in race it adds another gain of about 7 to 10s. Together with this quali and race gain, you are looking at the driver-car combo as a race winner which is already on podium these days.

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