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Author Topic: Will McLaren join double DRS club at Spa?  (Read 813 times)

Offline John S

Will McLaren join double DRS club at Spa?
« on: August 28, 2012, 11:25:13 AM »

Merc & Lotus sure for D/DRS in Belgium, are Macca set to spring suprise?  :DntKnw:

McLaren may also be preparing a 'double DRS'-like system for this weekend's Belgian grand prix.

We reported early this month that the British team looked set to follow Mercedes and Lotus' lead in developing an iteration of the straightline speed-boosting concept.

"It's not like the Lotus one, but we are studying such a system," McLaren's sporting director Sam Michael was quoted as saying.

Mercedes debuted the concept early this season, and after practicing with a similar system at recent races, Lotus' technical boss James Allison revealed this week that the black and gold E20 could race its "device" for the first time at Spa.

Brazilian correspondent Livio Oricchio now reports that, while the news is much quieter than Lotus', McLaren has similar plans to run a double-DRS at the high speed Belgian track.

The O Estado de S.Paulo journalist said it is not clear how McLaren's system differs to those fielded by Mercedes and Lotus.

After a recent performance dip, Lewis Hamilton entered the August break as F1's last-start winner, having secured his second victory of the 2012 season in Hungary.

"I think it's still difficult to predict accurately who'll win the next grand prix, but I reckon the coming few weeks ought to give us a much clearer idea of the destination of the world title," the McLaren driver said last Friday.

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Offline F1fanaticBD

Re: Will McLaren join double DRS club at Spa?
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2012, 06:58:34 PM »
I have a feeling McLaren was planning to put this for the next season, but due to the ban in next season they are deploying the Double DRS in the second part of the season. Though I am not so sure how much do Lotus and McLaren would like to gain, as Mercedes people have not been able to show any significant advantage from the device.
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Offline lkjohnson1950

Re: Will McLaren join double DRS club at Spa?
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2012, 05:15:03 AM »
At a fast circuit like Spa or Monza it should be very valuable in qualifying. put Kimi closer to the lead at the start and you may see black and gold in the winners circle.
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