Has DRS Ruined Formula One?

DRS is a sign of times we’re in – smartphone, dumb user!

There’s a Drag Reduction System (DRS) and then there’s a debate on the benefit it offers the sport of Formula 1. To Kunal & me, both points are absolutely ridiculous.

40% fans believe that DRS has done good to the sport. We beg to differ. It has made the art of overtaking look mechanical, boring and far less heroic than ever before.

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Basis our research (and to be fair to the brains that introduced DRS) it was a system designed to allow the car following to come closer to the car ahead and offer some wheel-to-wheel to action. But it seems that the drawing board to track implementation of the DRS went the 2015 Honda engine way.

The over-dependence on aerodynamics is one of the chief reasons for lack of overtaking on track and hence to be blamed for dumb-ifying overtaking. But I guess this is the sign of times we’re in – smartphone, dumb user!

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