Ray wrote:Alonso earned his spot coming out of the pits on lap 20 in Canada (he passed both Lewis AND Seb by banging out quick laps). That very same lap Lewis caught him in the hairpin, Alonso backed him up and had easily three car lengths on him by the time they hit the DRS detection line. Six seconds after they crossed the activation line, Lewis had 20kph on him and blew by him like he was tied to the ground. Lewis didn't earn that pass. The same would be true if the roles were reversed. THAT is not racing, that's Mario Kart bullshit and DRS needs to be gotten rid of. There's no guarantee that Lewis wouldn't have eventually made up the speed difference by drafting Alonso, but Alonso backed him up at the hairpin to prevent Lewis from getting a jump on him and all it took for Alonso to lose two laps of really hard work was for Lewis to extend his finger a press a button. DRS is bullshit. No matter who is overtaking whom, it needs to go away.
Go rewatch it, Lewis is gaining fast, in the slipstream well before the DRS activation line. He would have had that pass done even without DRS. Alonso went well wide to try to stop it, but Lewis was wise to it, and went out wide to get a good run down the straight too.
Edit: I actually just went back and rewatched it. Alonso does not pull out several car lengths like you claim – in fact, Lewis gains on Alonso straight away out of the traction zone. He's in the slip stream from second 0 of the straight. The onboard from alonso shows that he's actually already well alongside when his DRS flap opens.