The DragDrag is the resistance caused by air hitting a solid object as it is propelled forward. When the solid object... There's more... Reduction System (DRS), is designed to do exactly what it says, reduce drag, resulting in the recipient gaining an estimated speed advantage of 10 – 12 kph through the designated DRS zoneThe DRS zone is the section of the track where the drivers may have the opportunity to activate their Drag... There's more....
F1F1 is the pinnacle of open wheel, single seater car racing and arguably the highest level of any motorsport globally.... There's more... cars require significant downforceDownforce is a measure of how much vertical aerodynamic load is created by a Formula 1 car’s aerodynamic surfaces. The... There's more... to speed through corners, but the creation of downforce has the negative effect of increasing drag on the fast sections. In 2011, the FIAFédération Internationale de l'Automobile is the association responsible for the interests of motoring organisations and motor car users across the... There's more... introduced a flap on the rear wingF1 cars require dowforce to travel and corner at such significant speeds, with the rear wing generating approximately 20% of... There's more... that, when open, reduces drag.
DRS is available in specific sectors, set by the race stewards prior to the race weekend, and is available after the first two lap or two laps after a safety carThe FIA runs the event and is responsible for the safety of the drivers, crew, marshals and spectators. To manage.... To activate DRS a driverOK, so we all know what the driver is, right. I've always liked the description that F1 drivers are like... There's more... must be within one second of the car in front as tehy cross the DRS detectionTo activate DRS, the driver must be within one second of the car in front when they cross the DRS... There's more... line, a set distance before the zone.
The detection system is fully automated and when available, a light will show on the dashboard. The driver must physically activate the DRS by pushing a button on the steering wheelAn F1 car steering wheel is a custom-built device that, in addition to steering the car, feeds back to the... There's more... and it will automatically deactivate as soon as the brake is used.