Tag Archive: DRS

Nov 15

Hamilton: DRS ‘a band-aid for F1’s ultimate flaw’

“Honestly, they didn’t really feel like any one of them was particularly special to me” – Hamilton

2017-06-09-10-34-02_0098Lewis Hamilton says that none of his overtakes during his fight through the field in Sunday’s Brazilian Grand Prix really stood out due to the ease DRS offered in completing each move, calling the assist a “band-aid” for Formula 1’s “biggest flaw”. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 13

“Pit lane start like karting days” – Hamilton

“That was fun. Felt like very reminiscent of my karting days when I would always start at the back”

2017-06-09-15-20-19_2096Lewis Hamilton went from starting the Brazilian Grand Prix from the pit lane and finished within DRS range of a podium position – and says it reminded him of karting days to fight through the pack. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 20

GP3 Champion conducts development test

Charles Leclerc at the wheel of development car

GP3 - Charles Leclerc (ART Grand Prix) portrait Following the conclusion of the GP3 season and post-season testing, newly crowned GP3 Series Champion Charles Leclerc continued his hard work, this time undertaking an important role in the development of the GP3 car for the upcoming 2017 season.

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Oct 07

DRS to be added to GP3 car for 2017 season

Exclusive Q & A with Didier Perrin

DRS to be added to GP3 car for 2017 seasonFor the 2017 season, DRS (Drag Reduction System) will be added to the GP3 car following in the footsteps of GP2 Series and Formula 1.

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Dec 03

FIA, Ecclestone granted more F1 power

FIA President Jean Todt and Bernie Ecclestone are to be given fresh powers to govern the future direction of Formula 1

FIA, Ecclestone granted more F1 powerThe WMSC announces it is giving Jean Todt and Bernie Ecclestone a mandate to wield more power in the ‘decisions regarding pressing issues in F1’. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 19

The Drag Reduction System (DRS) – that’s how it works

The Drag Reduction System was introduced in DTM to make for more overtaking manoeuvres

While both racing drivers and engineers love the impact of the DTM cars’ huge rear wing in the corners, they hate in on the straights.

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Jan 25

GP2: with new number, Negrao should be the only Brazilian

DRS same as the Formula 1´s is the novelty of the season which starts in Bahrain

While much of the 13 teams have not yet revealed the formation for the season, Andre Negrao should even be the only Brazilian in GP2 in 2015.

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Sep 21

Angry Rosberg tells Mercedes to improve

One small problem has cost Nico Rosberg big under the glaring Singapore floodlights.

IMG_7271 Long before the five lights went out on the start gantry on Sunday, the former championship leader’s Mercedes crew was grappling with malfunctioning electronics on the steering wheel. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 19

FIA backtracks on car performance radio clampdown

The FIA has backtracked over its total clampdown on “performance”-related radio communications in formula one.

2014-06-04_0030 The earlier-announced comprehensive clampdown has been discussed at length in the Singapore paddock, but team managers went into Thursday’s long meeting with Charlie Whiting arguing that it should in fact be relaxed for now. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 17

DRS to be introduced on GP2 cars in 2015

New technical development for next season

GP2 Series

GP2 Series organisers have announced today that a DRS device will be introduced in the Series next season. CEO Bruno Michel talks about the decision.

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Jul 17

Lauda wants re-think after decade of F1 revolution

Niki Lauda has proposed a sweeping review of every rule change in formula one for the past decade.

2014-06-07_0333 For some, the all-new era of quiet turbo V6 engines was the final straw that broke the floodgates of fierce criticism. The harshest critic has been Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo, who has called for an emergency meeting with F1’s major stakeholders. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 15

F1 legend Forghieri slams ‘ridiculous’ DRS

Legendary Ferrari designer Mauro Forghieri has a couple of simple suggestions to spice up formula one.

2011-06-11_1148 Amid a dwindling television audience in 2014, most of the blame has fallen on the brand new engine rules, with smaller, quiet turbos replacing the screaming V8s of the past. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 30

‘Bad luck’ for dominant Mercedes’ rivals – Montoya

Mercedes may now be at the front, but little has changed in formula one.

Juan Pablo Montoya - NASCAR - Talladega - 10-2010 That is the view of former driver Juan Pablo Montoya, who left the paddock half-way through the 2006 season to begin his foray in the American series Nascar. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 11

Haug tips Mercedes to fight for 2014 title

“I think Mercedes will be very well positioned”

2013-07-07Beating Red Bull to the world championship will now be “virtually impossible” for rival teams, former Mercedes boss Norbert Haug admits. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 24

Hulkenberg finally paid by struggling Sauber

“At Sauber things are looking up.”

2013-06-08_0089Despite protestations to the contrary, Sauber’s struggle for survival is not over, according to the latest German-language reports. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 07

Ending slump ‘very difficult’ for Williams – Villeneuve

Ending its slump will be a “very difficult” task for Williams.

2013-06-08_0039That is the view of the great British team’s last world champion, Jacques Villeneuve, who in Germany assessed Williams’ current form on the occasion of its 600th grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 01

Hard racing ‘should not be punished’ – steward Salo

“But while Perez drove pretty aggressively, it was good racing”

Sergio Perez - Jenson Button - photo © FREDERIC LE FLOC'H - DPP Mika Salo has gone some way to confirming reports FIA stewards are being lenient on F1 drivers’ on-track behaviour in 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 26

Ferrari ‘calm’ despite troubled start – Gene

“I think this year we will fight until the end for both championships”

2012-06-09_0188Despite a mixed start to the 2013 campaign for Ferrari, test driver Marc Gene insists the mood at Maranello is “calm”. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 23

Alonso must chase down Vettel in 2013 – press

“Rarely has a team been the victim of such bad luck as Ferrari in Bahrain”

2013-02-23 - Scuderia Ferrari - Barcelona - Fernando Alonso 00The Italian press hailed Sebastian Vettel’s return to top form in Bahrain, whilst lamenting the bad luck that prevented Fernando Alonso from challenging. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 22

Alonso would have challenged Vettel – Barrichello

The Spaniard’s charge, however, was thwarted by a failing DRS rear wing flap

Fernando Alonso Bahrein 2013 - photo © Jad Sherif - WRI2 Fernando Alonso would have fought for victory in Bahrain, according to veteran former driver Rubens Barrichello. Read the rest of this entry »

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