El Scorchio wrote: ↑
Tue Dec 08, 2020 5:23 pm
Won't you just then end up more often than not with huge DRS trains, with no-one able to overtake each other, because they are all using it? We've seen how problematic it is even with enough of a a car speed differential to overtake when the driver in front also happens to have DRS from a backmarker or something.
I'm not saying it's a bad idea but I think it might actually result in less overtaking.
I like the idea. Think about it. Let's assume a typical race in 2020.
Hamilton doesn't have DRS for several laps at the beginning of a race.
Verstappen 'easily' passes Hamilton due to having DRS from lap 1. Then, two scenarios:
1. Hamilton fights back with Verstappen using DRS, and passes him quickly. Verstappen then is right on the back of Hamilton.
2. Hamilton fights back with Verstappen, both slowing each other down so that Bottas and Albon come into play for the lead as well.
Then, the whole train of cars is relatively close. Add another simple rule that 1st place "never" gets DRS, even from a backmarker, and even IF there wasn't quite as many passes (I really think there would be a lot more), the whole train of cars would be way closer to 1st place. DRS is worth quite a lot compared with no DRS at all.
Of course, this system might not be the perfect solution in every way. Might have to tweak it a bit. Maybe 2nd and 3rd don't get DRS unless they're more than 2 seconds from 1st. Stuff like that.
Compared with now: 2nd and 3rd are fighting each other, each alternating who gets DRS. Meanwhile, 1st place rides off into the distance.