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Teams will no longer have free use of DRS in practice and qualifying from 2013 onwards

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No more DRS for 2013 - Unregistered

December 05, 2012 6:24 PM

Why should driver needs to use DRS in qualifying section if DRS is only for easy over taken on slow car?
Without DRS, there will be a lot of fighting for over taken each other and skillful driver will pass slow car and same speed car.
With DRS help slow car can over taken fast car and can crash into fast car as well.
Also DRS developing cost is not cheap for team.
DRS should be dropped in 2013.

I remember - Unregistered

December 05, 2012 6:47 PM

Just ban the damn thing, the cars should be less wing reliant anyways, it's a cheap gimmick that was put into place because stubborness prevents a return of ground effects, even though road legal cars have them.

JohnO - Unregistered

December 05, 2012 7:29 PM

"more stringent front wing deflection tests .."

Remarkable how many of these are aimed squarely at Red Bull. Or at least, at the paranoid fears of RB's competition.

"Let's find something, anything, different between our cars and the Red Bull, and ban it! Maybe then we can beat that bloody Vettel!"

dm52 - Unregistered

December 05, 2012 8:23 PM

This rule change was actually proposed by the drivers - the general consensus was because in practice they were engaging the DRS earlier and earlier to get faster and faster lap times it was actually becoming dangerous.
It can be easily said that the better the driver is the better they will be able to master and cope with the danger, but it is very easy to forget that they are human and will naturally get spurred on by the other competitors to push the boundaries even further and beyond their own extremely high capabilities.

JohnO - Unregistered

December 05, 2012 8:46 PM

"red bull passed this years more stringent tests, mclaren didnt! "

Grr! Back to the drawing board then!

I wonder if the RB uses illegally slippery paint ....

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