Drag Reduction System:

In this post, we are going to cover about the topic “Drag Reduction System”, popularly known as DRS.

->What is DRS in motor racing?
The drag reduction system (or DRS) is a form of driver-adjustable bodywork aimed at reducing aerodynamic drag in order to increase top speed and promote overtaking in motor racing. It is an adjustable rear wing of the car, which moves in response to driver commands.

->How does DRS work in Formula 1?
Within designated DRS activation zones, a driver within one second of a rival car may activate his DRS. This alters the angle of the rear wing flap, reducing drag and thereby providing a temporary speed advantage. To ensure that overtaking is not too easy, the length and location of DRS zones are carefully controlled.

->What is KERS and DRS in Formula 1?
The kinetic energy recovery system (Kers) captures energy when the car is braking and stores it in a battery for the driver to use later on the lap. The DRS – drag reduction system – flips open the top flap of the rear wing to increase the car’s straight-line speed.

DRS is unlike last years front wing adjustment in that it does not give a number of position settings, its either on or off. Last year it was found that teams were using the front wing flaps more to work with the dual tyre compounds and falling car weight through the race rather than it’s intended purpose – overtaking.

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