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Why F1 Should Stick With DRS...For Now
« on: April 04, 2022, 10:54:11 AM »
New regs means cars can get close, however loss of that beautifully created slipstream when pulling out to pass seems too big a handicap currently - even on porpoising cars ahead - and especially when attempting a pass on same engined cars.
Mind you I'm in favour of shortening some DRS zones, overtaking should not be as easy as Lewis' run through the pack, even uphill :swoon:, in Brazil last year with his super fresh rocket power.  :nono:
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Re: Why F1 Should Stick With DRS...For Now
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2022, 01:47:03 PM »
I agree with him about the jury still being out on the matter. Right now, the new systems has produced two good races. Let's get a little more data before we start making changes.

I do want to see the return of refueling. The current cars are just way too big. Smaller fuel tanks would be one step toward helping that.
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Offline Willy

Re: Why F1 Should Stick With DRS...For Now
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2022, 04:51:43 PM »
I agree with Cos.
Although I do not like DRS I do not want it scrapped yet. These are still early days in the season as we have not hit any really challenging or difficult tracks yet.
I also would love to see refuelling come back as a strategy and to help reduce car size. The cars as they stand, are way too long and wide.

Offline Scott

Re: Why F1 Should Stick With DRS...For Now
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2022, 03:49:42 PM »
I wholeheartedly agree with the refuelling.  I really miss the strategy calls that changed the weight and tire wear.  2.4sec pit stops bore me.
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Offline rmassart

Re: Why F1 Should Stick With DRS...For Now
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2022, 06:11:06 PM »
Personally, I'm not so keen on refuelling. I always thought it turned races into a series of two or three sprints. I might be wrong, but I think it is more challenging to deal with the change in weight of a car over a whole race rather than a third of a race.

Offline Scott

Re: Why F1 Should Stick With DRS...For Now
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2022, 04:41:17 PM »
But you have to admit it allows for vastly different strategies, and personally I find it more interesting when a team uses a more creative strategy than simply the one or two stop race with a 5 lap window.  You can’t shake things up that way.
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Offline Alianora La Canta

Re: Why F1 Should Stick With DRS...For Now
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2022, 09:25:30 PM »
I feel at least one of the three races would have been a lot better without DRS, and one of the other two somewhat better. The other one should never have happened because the track did not meet Grade 4 FIA requirements (let alone Grade 1, thanks to the lack of service road) and the whole "missile" thing.

Thus, DRS is better removed from F1 in my opinion under the new regulations.
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Offline Andy B

Re: Why F1 Should Stick With DRS...For Now
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2022, 09:48:48 PM »
Stick with DRS but bring back V8's or even V10's and do away with the expensive electrickery F1 has nothing to do with road cars so reduce costs with cheaper engines. I run a V8 so am relevant to historic F1.  ;)
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