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F1 should scrap ‘dangerous’ DRS – Sainz

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Carlos Sainz thinks F1 should consider scrapping the overtaking innovation DRS.

Sauber driver Marcus Ericsson escaped unhurt from a massive crash during practice at Monza on Friday, and the cause was found to be a faulty DRS flap.

“I’m glad Marcus is fine,” Renault driver Sainz said.

“DRS is an artificial and dangerous element. If the wing doesn’t close, the behaviour of the car changes dramatically.

“I hope that formula one develops cars so that we don’t need DRS for overtaking,” the Spaniard added. “I understand that we cannot do without it now, but I hope in the future it’s different.”

Italian GP, The second practice session took an unfortunate turn when Marcus Ericsson crashed on his second lap at the first chicane due to a problem with his DRS. Fortunately, the Swedish driver was unharmed in the incident and the team is working on fixing his car for tomorrow’s sessions.

The same issue was detected on Charles Leclerc’s car and was promptly resolved so that he could continue the session. Leclerc’s top-ten performance in FP2 showed the car’s potential, and the team is positive about the rest of the weekend.

Ericsson: “The accident I had in FP2 was a big impact – thanks to the strength of the car I am alright. The team is already working hard to repair the car so that I can be back on track tomorrow. I look forward to driving again.”

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