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Lotus confirmed not race with double DRS until Japanese GP



Lotus recently confirmed that they will not use double DRS (Drag Reduction System) device until Japanese GP at Suzuka.

Lotus initially set introduce double DRS device at Spa last weekend, but Friday terrible weather condition not support to test this device in practice session.

Following the Enstone-based outfit decided not run with this device at Suzuka for Japanese Grand Prix.

“Although we would like to have it at Monza – because it is the type of circuit that rewards such a thing – we don’t have the DRS device configured to cope with the Monza level of downforce,” Lotus technical director James Allison said.

“So it is not even on the table. In Singapore you won’t see it either, because it’s too high a downforce circuit with insufficient straights for it to be worthwhile.

“The earliest you might see it now is Suzuka.”

James Allison is very confident that Lotus will com-back to top on Monza without DDRS and targeting season first top podium finish in Italian GP. High speed Monza fundamentally will support Lotus, McLaren, and Red Bull.

“Having made predictions about the last race that were not exactly on the mark, it’s even harder to do so here, that said, if you took the season as a whole, we’ve got a fair hit rate of arriving at tracks and performing reasonably. He explained

“In all probability it will be pretty warm and we’ve tended to go well when it’s warm. We ought to be able to get our show back on the road in Monza after a slight misfire in Spa.”
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