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Saturday, 19 March 2011

DRS against KERS



OK, we're now beginning to get twitchy and I think suffering from withdrawal symptoms as a result of the cancellation (or is it postponement)  of the Bahrain Grands Prix. This is supposed to be an exciting season what with the new tyre supplier, the Drag Reduction System (DRS) along with the Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS) - and yet it's still not got going...aaaaargh!

Right - rant over.

So, there has been and is still ongoing a lot of speculation as to whether or not the new DRS will make for more overtaking in the races - personally I think that it might in the early season, but soon enough the drivers will have gotten used to it, that they'd be more able to spot a following car that is about to deploy this new 'wonder' trick and be ready with their own way of avoiding being overtaken.

So what's to stop the leading driver simply holding off using his KERS allocation until such time as there is a following car about to use the DRS - would the KERS boost give enough grunt to negate the benefit of the DRS?

Here's my ploy, the DRS is only allowed to be used within certain rules and at specific points on the circuit - however and here's the biggie, KERS is I believe allowed to be used at the driver's discretion up to the limit of a number of seconds per lap.

Time will tell I guess - but if any team is thinking of using MY strategy (yes I know I'm probably not the first to think of it, but who cares) then I'd like at the very least a couple of all-access pit passes for the rest of the season...!

One can live in hope.

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