F1 » Lotus targets Ferrari on F1 run-in

After three tough races on the bounce, Lotus technical director James Allison is hoping for better from Suzuka.

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October 04, 2012 9:01 AM
Last Edited 1151 days ago

bamza. it is all due to misnaming!

the fia mandated drs is a mechanical device which can be used anywhere in quali and practice, although you wont see it used in corners as the cars need the downforce there. in the race, it can only be used in ONE (sometimes two)designated place, and then only if the trailing car is within 1 sec of the leading car at a certain point of the track. the aim is to provide a chance of overtaking.

the original merc ddrs, also reduced the drag of the front wing, but only operated the same time as the official drs.

the lotus and merc "new,passive" system, is a sped governed automatic drag removal device, which alters airflow over the rear wing, and is effort to remove drag, at speed, at all times. the fia currently cannot have any control over its use.

it should not be referred to as a DDRS, as it isnt. it maybe should be called an PDR. (passive drag reduction). the driver has absolutely no control over when the airflow will change, hence its danger i

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