DRS map, Melbourne, 2012
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Miss Chief (@miss-chief) said on 14th March 2012, 15:03
What a great idea! let the car get past on the first DRS then let tghem get further away on the second! I thought the DRS last year would have told them this?!
Grigor (@grigor) said on 14th March 2012, 16:22
Do you even remember the race last year? There were hardly any passes with the DRS.
Oh, and FIRST! :)
2Ugandan Discussions said on 14th March 2012, 15:49
Can someone explain to me the basics of “detection” and “activation” please? Thanks in advance
skodarap (@skodarap) said on 14th March 2012, 17:27
Detection point is where they see if car behind is close enough to allow DRS activation, and activation is point after which drivers are allowed to activate DRS
Urooz Virk (@urooz) said on 15th March 2012, 6:37
there were only 5 DRS passes last year
Arijit (@arijitmaniac) said on 15th March 2012, 10:37
DRS only works well if the car using DRS has enough time to keep it activated… In other words the straight has to be long enough to allow a DRS pass. Dont think melbourne offers too much in that respect. Of course this year if the cars are closely matched in performance then we might see a little more DRS passes.
But the idea of having a single detection point for more than one DRS activation zones is not fair. That just puts the defending driver in a more helpless situation. With the additional rule allowing the defending driver to move away from the racing line only once, this form of DRS only makes the defending driver a sitting duck.
Looks like the FIA are just interested in seeing overtakes being made on the track no matter how silly they look!!
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