Connect with us

Uncategorized

DRS did not make overtaking too easy at Spa – Whitmarsh

Published

on

Aug.29 – Martin Whitmarsh, McLaren boss has rejected intention that Drag Reduction System [DRS] help overtaking too easy at Spa, and he thinks DRS formed just the right stage of entertainment in the Belgian GP.

Stefano Domenicali, Ferrari boss suggested that because drivers were already close at the back rivals through Eau Rouge, the DRS effect was increase and made overtaking a foregone conclusion.

“What we have seen with DRS was not expected to be honest because I saw a lot of people behind that were able to catch the tow of the front car already at Eau Rouge, so they were able to close up at Eau Rouge and arrive at [the] DRS [zone] very, very close to that, so I think they were not expecting a recovery like that in Eau Rouge, so today it seems to be quite easy to use DRS while some other times it was too difficult,” Domenicali told Autosport.

“I think overall people want it and go back – FOTA did the most extensive fan survey and whether I believe it or want to believe it, the fans wanted more overtaking and if you have done the survey and the fans tell you that is what they want, and then I think you are fairly arrogant if you ignore it. So we responded,” he added.

McLaren boss also keen out that there were still plenty of impressive passes even though the DRS made slipstreaming moves very straightforward, highlighting his driver Jenson Button’s charge from 13th on the grid to third.

“Jenson did some mighty overtaking around the outside and from a long way back and for the fans it was fairly spectacular,” Whitmarsh said. People talk wondrously of 35 years ago, slipsteaming at Monza, before my time, and people seemed to like that so DRS worked well.”

The McLaren chief also feels that it is 2011 additions like DRS that are keeping the season interesting in spite of Sebastian Vettel’s championship domination.

“Anyone who wonders about DRS and KERS and criticises it, I think [the devices] undoubtedly contributed to the show,” said Whitmarsh. So first and foremost, the championship is interesting to a lot but actually we have to put on a spectacular show. Sample the last five races, they were all gripping races and this one must have been fantastic, the cars looked great, there was plenty of overtaking.

“We are immersed as full time professionals in F1 and obsessed by championships, but I think the punter that watches on television wants a great show and we are doing that. I would rather it was a great show with some silver and red cars at the front buit we are working on that.”

Images © Red Bull


All material and photos are copyrighted material and owned by their respective owners. Use or depiction of images or trademarks throughout this website is for illustrative and editorial purposes only.Images come courtesy of; ferrari.com, mclaren.com, forceindiaf1.com, redbull.com, mercedesgp.com, renaultf1.com, toyota, bmw-sauber, williamsf1, lotus, virgin, Daylife.com, getty Images/LAT and AP Photos.


http://www.formula1onlive.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=rss
Comments

Latest Results




Latest F1 News

2018 F114 hours ago

Gasly to replace Ricciardo at Red Bull for 2019 F1

French speedy Pierre Gasly will replace the leaving Daniel Ricciardo at Red Bull for 2019 F1 season, the Formula 1...

2018 F115 hours ago

Villeneuve urges Ferrari to retain Raikkonen

It was recently announced that Kimi Raikkonen will be spending another year at Ferrari, however, alongside Sebastian Vettel. It’s a...

2018 F15 days ago

McLaren confirms Sainz to replace Alonso in 2019 F1

McLaren Racing today confirms that Carlos Sainz will race for the team in Formula 1 from the 2019 FIA Formula...

2018 F17 days ago

Alonso will not race F1 in 2019

Marking 14th August as a day he would make an announcement on twitter, Fernando Alonso announced that he won’t be...

2018 F11 week ago

Ricciardo is not happy with Verstappen, It’s a risk – Massa

Felipe Massa says he can understand why Daniel Ricciardo decided to quit Red Bull. Ricciardo, one of F1’s top drivers,...

2018 F11 week ago

Stroll leads Force India rescue deal

Force India has been rescued by a consortium led by Lawrence Stroll, the billionaire father of Williams driver Lance Stroll....

2018 F12 weeks ago

Giovinazzi targeting 2019 Sauber race seat

Antonio Giovinazzi admits he has an eye on a Sauber seat for 2019. Ferrari’s other protege, Charles Leclerc, is linked...

2018 F12 weeks ago

Stroll should leave Williams now – Villeneuve

Jacques Villeneuve thinks Canadian countryman Lance Stroll should leave Williams immediately. Stroll’s billionaire father Lawrence is leading the consortium that...

2018 F12 weeks ago

Alonso could leave F1 for 2019 Indycar – McLaren boss

Zak Brown has admitted it is possible Fernando Alonso will leave McLaren and F1 for the Indycar series in 2019....

2018 F12 weeks ago

World to leave Michael Schumacher ‘in peace’ – Todt

Jean Todt has called for the world to leave F1 legend Michael Schumacher “in peace”. The condition of the seven...




Most Popular

ThisisF1.com is not affiliated with Formula 1, Formula One Management, Formula One Administration, Formula One Licensing BV, Formula One World Championship Ltd or any other organization or entity associated with the official Formula One governing organizations or their shareholders. Copyrighted material used under Fair Use/Fair Comment.

References
We could use the following leading F1 news sources for stories: SkyF1, BBC F1, Autosport, ESPN F1, FIA Media Center, MotorSport, JamesAllen and others leading authors blog.

All Rights Reserved © 2017 Prime Sport Media