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FIA announces DRS rule changes

The FIA reveals changes to the sporting regulations ahead of the 2012 F1 season
The FIA has announced a series of minor changes to the sporting regulations ahead of the new F1 season, including a revision of the rules regarding the Drag Reduction System.

Under the new regulations, which are announced just a week before the opening round of the year in Australia, a restriction has been implemented for wet events which would give the race director the option of banning the use of the device if 'he feels visibility is too poor in wet conditions' – with the decision being taken due to 'safety concerns over large speed differentials between cars'.

As well as that, the FIA has confirmed that – in the event of both Friday sessions being declared wet – teams will be permitted to carry a set of dry weather tyres over to Saturday.

The only other change is the to curfew which teams are forced to adhere to during a race weekend.

Under the revised rules, changes are to be implemented to ensure 'the rest periods remain constant throughout the season, irrespective of the timing of practice sessions at particular events'.



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LJ - Unregistered

March 09, 2012 10:27 PM

I don't get how the rule is any different to what it was last year. I was watching the 2011 Canadian GP yesterday and the racing director decided when it was safe to enable DRS during the switchover from inters to slicks.

107SS2009

March 11, 2012 8:46 PM

I wasn’t trying to insult your intelligence, how could I when it is nonexistent English grammar and all? My opinion about DRS, an aid has been introduced that gives the driver behind an advantage by the push of a button, DRS diminishes the value of an overtaking move, it cheapens the drivers skills by making overtaking too easy and unfair, overtaking by using DRS is not genuine, it is fundamentally unsporting because it gives an advantage to one side, there is no overtaking greatness or authentic about it, it makes for fake racing, it destroys the essence of the pinnacle of motor sports, it is artificial/fake and made for TV passing, it devalues the sports, it makes for an uneven contest.



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