F1 » Your views: Are DRS and Pirelli tyres good for F1?

A feature written by Crash.net viewer Joshua Bonser, who looks at the impact of DRS and Pirelli's tyres on F1. What do you think? Have your say, simply click on the 'Post your comments' link below...

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jenson - Unregistered

January 26, 2013 8:34 PM

DRS is good as it adds another factor to racing like in Austin when we wondered if Lewis could get within the one sec of Vetel to take advantage of the DRS and then the to see if Vettel could replicate what Lewis had done to him, so for me DRS spices up F1.

Kers on a green issue is a must as it is a bit obscene to have the world trying to cut CO2 emissions but we have 2.4 litre cars gushing out many G/KM plus i like the idea of of increased hp being harvested and implemented fuel free in theory anyway.

As for the Pirellis only doing what the FIA are asking for, and i must admit the lottery tires made 2012 rather interesting.

JohnO - Unregistered

January 26, 2013 11:33 PM

"The big issue is that there is a huge gap between cars."

No, the gap between the cars is smaller than it has ever been. That's the whole point of all the rules restricting car and engine development.

This is easy to see if you look at data such as the time diff in qualifying between the drivers on pole, in fourth, and in eighth place. There used to be a second and a half between first and fourth on the grid in the 1980's and 1990's. Over the last several years that has been about half a second.


January 27, 2013 8:42 AM

The big issue is PRESS TO PASS OR PRESS TO DEFEND BUTTONS are contrary to the true spirit of F1 racing as they render the moves/drivers and cars abilities and so the racing which is supposedly called F1 racing artificial, that cannot be disputed.
Now I admit that the newbees following F1 racing have a right to be excited by this type of artificiality but we old timers also have a right not to.


January 27, 2013 11:43 AM

“We (the newbees) wondered if Lulu could get within one second of SV to take advantage of the DRS (press to pass button) and then if SV could replicate”.
It's an advantage provided by the FIA, in F1 racing an advantage is meant to be provided by either the car (design) or the abilities of the driver.
Anything else makes the racing artificial.

jenson - Unregistered

January 27, 2013 1:51 PM

Hello 2009 who LULU? I thought she was a Scottish singer back in your days

As for the push to pass or drs or kers which is also a push to pass yes i agree they are artificial but where i feel the driver skill factor comes in is that if a driver knows the car behind will be able to use the drs once within a second then he knows that every maneuver throughout a lap that includes chicanes,bends,apexes and straights has to be taken with a high degree of accuracy so not to let the driver behind have a chance to pass in the drs zone and i thought the shoot out between the Red Bull and Mclaren in Austin was a great example of this.

Howard Lassey - Unregistered

January 27, 2013 3:06 PM

Since Pirelli's involvement in F1, races are just a frustrating tyre management exercise not allowing teams or drivers to exploit their expertise. The only reason there were so many different winners in 2012 was because it is impossible for the teams to guess tyre wear and performance on different tracks in varying temperatures and conditions with no choice of compounds. Lets have a wider choice of manufacturers and compounds. This will enable teams and drivers to exploit their potential throughout each race. As for DRS, its rediculous, just get rid of it. Its just not what F1 is all about.

jenson - Unregistered

January 27, 2013 3:13 PM

It really is simple no drs similar performing cars would struggle to pass each other and would/could make f1 boring and a driver could just defend against the car behind all the way to the race end, which is a skill itself but knowing that a driver behind you with a similar car has a the drs you will have to drive like the wind to keep the driver behind you out of the drs range thus giving f1 another dimension.

So this newbee for one agrees with the oldies at the FIA who is looking at the future of F1 and not being a bit of a dinosaur like some on here.

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