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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 10, 2012 1:26 PM

Buzz 45, I am an F1 fan/follower, have been for a very long time, I do like overtaking, who doesn’t? But not artificial overtaking, in fact when nowadays I see an overtake effected by DRS IT PAINS ME. But then what does one except from somebody which comes on here and says that the DRS is more needed now that we have the one move (defending) rule!!!



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