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Lotus to decide on double DRS

Lotus to trial double DRS again at Spa with the possibility of a race debut
Lotus has yet to decide if it will run its new double DRS in the Belgian Grand Prix, with the team set to test the device again during Friday practice at Spa.

The team debuted the part on Kimi Raikkonen's car in practice at Hockenheim and the Finn then ran the part again on Friday in Budapest, although the team elected not to race the device on either occasion.

Both Raikkonen and Grosjean are set to run the part on Friday at Spa before a decision is taken on race day, with technical director James Allison saying the team had worked over the summer break to ensure it could race the part if needed.

“A big focus has been getting ready for Monza, which is immediately after Spa and requires a unique downforce package,” he said. “It's only one race but it requires a whole new set of wings and a disproportionate amount of work. We've also been focusing on ensuring that we have the capability to run the new device in Spa should we be confident enough to do so.”

Grosjean has yet to run the new part and he said he was interested to see what impact it would have behind the wheel.

“The interesting device!” he quipped when asked for his thoughts. “If it gives me an advantage I'm certainly looking forward to driving with


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richard

August 27, 2012 11:00 AM

blzbub. where can that be seen? i cannot understand why some keep referring to the device as a double drs, when it appears that it isnt. a ddrs sheds drag from front and rear wing when drs is activated (rarely in race). this device appears to be more akin to an automatic wing stalling device such as an f duct, but that doesnt need activatin by anyone. it is said to react at 150 mph, and eau rouge is taken at 190 mph, so no downforce through eau rouge? i hope that run off area has been enlarged!



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