Mad_Scientist wrote: ↑
Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:25 am
So I understand the motivation for DRS. You use it within a second and hopefully it gives enough speed advantage that you beat P+ to the corner. Now the essence of this rule negates horsepower advantage of a stronger car. Also, you already have an advantage if your close behind on the straightaway from the draft. I propose F1 use DRS to tighten up the entire field. I loath races with 20 second gaps between cars. I also cant stand the front guys racing, and then the leader gets a DRS boost from a back marker. I just think this asset could be used better. I have worded my suggestion as a rule would be worded below, and I'm interested in your thoughts on the matter.
F1 DRS Rule Proposal:
"DRS shall be enabled for any car whose interval behind the next highest position exceeds
2% of the current best lap set by any car. Except during the last 10 laps of the race, the interval requirement shall be 1%. DRS shall be available any time a car exceeds its interval requirement and is not under braking.
Example 1: Lap 3 of 50. Current fastest lap time is 95 Seconds. Any car with a interval greater than 1.9 seconds to the next position shall be allowed DRS.
Example 2: Lap 41 if 50. Current fastest lap time is 88 Seconds. Any car with an interval greater than .88 seconds to the next position shall be allowed DRS."
a few points to my proposal.
#1 DRS usage over the entire circuit should lead to less fuel usage. Saving fuel for the end of the race when engine control settings can be Max Horsepower for longer.
#2 This usage of DRS forces drivers to get closer with skill and horsepower. sure your mid pack car is slower. but if DRS take you JUST to the interval limit and you cant close the gap the rest of the way, well.. that's on the driver.
#3 worded this way, this DRS rule would allow for the race to get more and more competitive as the race moves on, due to quicker lap times being set, and the 10 lap remaining rule. If a driver is floating on the edge, and cant quite use DRS, then all of a sudden someone sets a quicker lap, or the 10 lap barrier is crossed, well now they may have just enough to get into the slip stream on the long straightaway.
#4 I would think that interval would need to be updated multiple times per lap and broadcast directly to the car for Electronic management. Take out any requirement for the driver to activate the system.
your thoughts? Im willing to sacrifice straightaway and turn 1 passing for a much tighter field and the potential stress it puts on the driver to watch his mirrors.