if a driver overtakes using drs down the long back straight, he can use it to pull away down the second straight! this is ridiculous. surely they could’ve slotted in another detection point just before the 2nd straight…
If you hate DRS, a 2nd detection zone would be the worst idea ever. A guy who was passed would then be able to have a go at re-passing despite being slower, how’s that for artificial racing? Even if you could position them exactly halfway around the track from each other, it would be hard to pull out a 1s lead in half a racing lap.
Of course, it was say 1/3 of the way round the track and a driver overtook on the second DRS, then it would probably be enough distance.
What we need is intelligent placing of the zones. In Valencia I think we may have that.
I think its more a “lack of arsed-ness” than “lack of technological know-how”… I mean what sport exactly is it that we’re watching? It is the pinnacle of motorsport, surely SOMEONE somewhere on the grid could do a double-DRS detection point…!
Yes I shouldn’t be, you’re right. I just feel that if Driver A is close to B for DRS to open and doesn’t overtake a second detection point and he’s still close enough for an overtake (1 sec) then there is no loss/gain. All that it would do in my eyes is make the idea of a second deployment zone more logical.
As much as I like DRS, I think that if you make the move stick before the 2nd Activation point, you shouldn’t be allowed to use it again. It’s like scoring a touchdown and then receiving the ball again from the kick-off.
this is ridiculous. surely they could’ve slotted in another detection point just before the 2nd straight…
The second DRS zone was never added to give a passed driver a chance to reclaim his position. It was put in so that a driver who successfully pulls off a pass can open up a gap and try and get closer to the next car down the road, or so that he can have second attempt at passing if the first failed.
I’m still undecided on DRS as a whole, let alone 2 activation zones on the same track. But I do think it’s ridiculous that if we’re going to have these 2 activation zones, there aren’t 2 detection points also.
To borrow a phrase from Jeremy Clarkson, “how hard can it be”? I do a fair bit of programming, and admittedly I have no idea how the DRS system works, but I refuse to believe that it’s as difficult as the FIA are making out.
the idea of DRS is flawed from the start. For the principle it uses of not allowing the front rider to defend, effectively putting him on disadvantage -> against the principles of racing (they race on equal terms, no advantages for being british or french, white or black, for driving a ferrari or a mclaren or for being first or second)
It won’t be around for much longer, I can assure you