Just_a_fan wrote: SmallSoldier wrote: ↑
Fri Jul 16, 2021 1:57 pm
I see DRS in a different perspective… Since F1 isn’t an spec series, there will always be cars that are faster than others… Naturally, those cars start at the front… In that scenario, you only get overtakes when someone is “out of position”.
DRS gives the “slower” car a chance to fight the faster one in front him as long as he can be close enough to use it.
Isn't the whole ethos behind F1 (and all motor racing) to build the fastest car you can within the rules? DRS is only about offsetting the fact that the cars can't follow each other close enough to be close at the start of a straight. DRS, in other words, exists only because the basic rules mean the cars can't race. DRS isn't (or at least shouldn't be) about equalising the cars.
2 completely different situations / premises then:
If F1 is about who can build the fastest car (which I fully agree with)… “Racing” as we all imagine it (or desire it) will not exist… We will always have periods of dominance by a team (like Mclaren, Williams, Ferrari, Red Bull and most recently Mercedes have had)… The “Racing” will be almost “non-existent” as long as Qualifying determines the grid for Sunday (the fastest cars will start ahead of the slower cars
If F1 is about “the racing” (which I don’t think is the case, but seems to be what most fans find desirable)… Then, you will need gimmicks like DRS, Push to Pass, Fan Boost or any other silliness to promote racing… You can’t have a series, with open development, no gimmicks and good racing at the same time… One has to pick which is the most important one and hope fans enjoy it.
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