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Old 06-19-2016, 01:13 PM
 
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Watching the F1 race today and got to thinking about DRS. two cars racing along all of a sudden the guy behind gets a DRS advantage of an extra 15-20 mph and thereby passes the guy in front, doesnt seem fair, whats the point of DRS?
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Old 06-19-2016, 01:28 PM
 
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DRS is quite artificial, but it has increased the number of overtakings.
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Old 06-19-2016, 01:44 PM
 
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Watching the F1 race today and got to thinking about DRS. two cars racing along all of a sudden the guy behind gets a DRS advantage of an extra 15-20 mph and thereby passes the guy in front, doesnt seem fair, whats the point of DRS?
Back when F1 cars looked like this: http://cdn05.motorsportretro.com/wp-...hatch_1967.jpg

a faster, more skilled car/driver could pass a slower car without much problem. It's still that way in MotoGP.

Today's F1 cars with all their aerodynamic devices disturb the air so much that it is very difficult, almost impossible on some tracks, for this to happen. That's the reason for the temporary DRS advantage - without it, a faster car could be stuck behind a slower one for an entire race.

IndyCar uses push to pass which gives a temporary power boost to achieve the same thing.

Purists don't like these things but they are in the minority - if they had their way they would be the only ones watching or attending races which would be so boring they would fail financially.

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Old 06-19-2016, 07:56 PM
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Purists don't like these things but they are in the minority - if they had their way they would be the only ones watching or attending races which would be so boring they would fail financially.
They should change the regs to make cars that can be overtaken without the need for artifice like DRS, if being a purist means enjoying head to head no BS competition, count me in.
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Old 06-20-2016, 07:16 AM
 
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Yeah purist is a silly phrase here. DRS is a joke. It's what you add when you've messed up, and they've messed up F1. Rather than address the issue, over-engineering the aero in cars, they put in a gimmick. Doesn't take a 'purist' to see this and not be impressed. It is better than nothing? Probably but a crap solution to the problem. Goes for Indycar as well.
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Old 06-20-2016, 11:14 AM
 
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I understand some of the regulation to contain costs, but the whole push-to-pass or whatever gimmick F1 uses needs to remain in video games.

For as much as I hammer on them, NASCAR has finally figured out that taking away downforce reduces speeds and puts more driver into the "car+driver=speed" equation.
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Old 06-20-2016, 02:10 PM
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I understand some of the regulation to contain costs, but the whole push-to-pass or whatever gimmick F1 uses needs to remain in video games.
If they really want to contain costs they should begin by eliminating the ERS, it's seems silly pretending a series that flies tons of equipment all around the world as well as operates wind tunnels 24/7 is somehow 'green'.

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For as much as I hammer on them, NASCAR has finally figured out that taking away downforce reduces speeds and puts more driver into the "car+driver=speed" equation.
Now, if only they could figure out plate racing sucks.
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Old 06-21-2016, 02:34 AM
 
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Watching the F1 race today and got to thinking about DRS. two cars racing along all of a sudden the guy behind gets a DRS advantage of an extra 15-20 mph and thereby passes the guy in front, doesnt seem fair, whats the point of DRS?
It's just that, a dumb way-beyond-parity exercise to amp up "the show". I like the idea of active areo on F1 cars, but DRS is one of the worst things about F1 right now, IMO.
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