Originally Posted by wxwax
Until now, cars could use DRS anywhere they pleased Friday through Sunday morning. Only the race itself applied DRS zones.
That's now changed. The FIA has ruled that DRS can now only be used in the specified zones even in practice and qualifying. Safety reasons.
Any thoughts on the consequences of this? Does anyone benefit or is anyone harmed more than anyone else by this change?
should (in general terms) be same/same I think
it may help less experienced drivers... as they may not have the skills (or balls) to open the DRS as soon as more skilled / experienced drivers did? I don't think it'll make a huge difference on qualifying times, as everyone is in the same boat.
The big development for next year, I think, will be the passive double DRS thing that Lotus and others were working on toward the mid to late season this year.
95 days until we find out...