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F1 fans give DRS mixed report

Almost 30 percent of you feel DRS was not a success in F1 2011 and that it made overtaking too artificial.

Recently, Crash.net asked you to vote on if you thought the Drag Reduction System (DRS) was a success in F1 2011.

DRS was brought in to aid overtaking and worked by allowing drivers' to open and shut a flap on the rear wing. Although it could be used at will in practice and qualifying, in the grand's prix themselves, its use was restricted to one or sometimes two zones. Following your votes, it seems it remains controversial.

Indeed after voting on a scale of 1 to 5 (1 being, 'DRS made overtaking too artificial and was a failure' to 5 being, 'it spiced up the races and was a success'), the most number of votes went to former, with almost 30 percent saying it made passing too easy.

In total 39.47 percent erred on the negative side. Interestingly though, while only 22.83 percent said it was 'definitely' a success, combined with it being a success 'more often than not', then 48.35 percent of you gave it the thumbs up.

The full results are as follows...

Poll results: Was DRS a success in F1 2011?

1 No, made overtaking too artificial: 28.93 percent
2 In a few races: 10.54 percent
3 Sometimes - 50:50: 12.19 percent
4 More often than not: 25.52 percent
5 Definitely, it spiced up the races: 22.83 percent

To view the results in a bar chart CLICK HERE

Related Pictures

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30.07.2011  the Ferrari DRS
Sebastian Vettel (GER), Red Bull Racing
29.07.2011 Felipe Massa (BRA), Scuderia Ferrari, F-150 Italia rear wing during aerodinamic test with paint
03.02.2011  Mark Webber (AUS), Red Bull Racing, RB7  using a moveable rear wing

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timo3 - Unregistered

January 04, 2012 1:46 PM

Drs is a great idea, if you think back to the last few seasons where cars could only just sit behind the car in front, because of the dirty air and fear of ruining tyres and racing came down to pit stops and stratergy. Now its like the old days when a car could pick up a slip stream and attack the car in front. Have to agree fat tyres less downforce would do the same, at the cost of the amazing cornering speeds though!! so as above.....DRS a good thing.


January 04, 2012 2:47 PM

DRS is a useful tool which has given us more overtaking ,so whats wrong with that. All we need now is for the FIA to apply lessons learnt (from what has been DRS's first year) to do some tweaking and the 2012 season should be much better. I do not understand why some are against technology.

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