F1 » Double DRS to give Vettel boost in title bid?

Reports claim that Red Bull has successfully incorporated a double DRS system to its RB8, raising Sebastian Vettel's hopes of a third world title.

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October 07, 2012 6:04 AM

A driver getting a pole in qualifying will first of all have added a pole to his c v, secondly it is always an advantage starting a race from pole, but starting from pole and being in front at the start will automatically make the advantage of the DRS double or not that one had during qualifying useless and of no use.


October 07, 2012 6:36 AM
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An interesting and valid point. DRS, single or double, will give the leader no advantage in the race. It would seem that the only real use for double DRS is to be at the front after qualifying, simply because you can use it at every opportunity in practice and qualifying.
A huge investment, this late in the season, for such a small gain, bearing in mind that it won't be on next year's car, as it's already been banned by the FIA.


October 07, 2012 9:14 AM

red bull kept the double drs well hidden. but seb could not use it in the race, so the bull is still the fastest car out there.

sunny. i wonder if this is a mixture of the merc "bleed hole" system, but feeding air back under the rear wing. so it would not be a ddrs as per merc (front and rear wing), or a passive drd like lotus? so maybe we could call it a drsad( drag reduction system activated device)??


October 07, 2012 9:39 AM

Red Bull are a class engineering team. They have outshone the open struggling efforts from Lotus to get 'the device' to work. Reb Bull have now got to be favourites to win both championships, and they have more updates coming.

Bob - Unregistered

October 07, 2012 9:51 AM

This double drs is a detail, something else makes him pull away so effortlessly, he could have done a drive through and wave to his team just for fun and still win.

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