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Rear Wing in Action!

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Here's a really neat video of the Sauber this morning testing in Valencia, if you fast forward to 2:45, you'll see the new rear wing in action, pretty impressive stuff!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95Sujfvy ... re=related
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Indeed. For some reason I thought is would move smoother/slower. I don't know why though, cause it's much more functional at that rate :P
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The first few races of the season suggest that movable wings have finally solved the overtaking issue that has been killing the sport. But have we made overtaking too easy? Often it appears to be impossible to defend one's position. After the final pit stops, it seems that it is better to come out a second behind your opponent bcause you are almost guaranteed a free overtake. It is a common tactic in arcade games to give chasing cars a speed boost in order to prevent one car running away with the race. The races are increasingly reminding me of Mario Kart - Mario Andretti Kart perhaps. I think the performance boost from DRS is too high at the moment.
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I think Rosberg had it the worst. I felt so sorry for him in Turkey, just a seating duck. He was able to make pass backs and able to stay ahead but once they opened up the DRS zone on lap 2, it was over for him. I'm not a fan, I think KERS is all they need. Or at least make KERS unusable when the DRS is engaged or the other way around or both.
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I think its fine. You have to remember that the DRS is a work in progress. It was perfect in China and Malaysia. They simply made the activation zone too long in Turkey. If they go back to Turkey next year I guarantee that they won't be able to open the wing so early.
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If they go back to Turkey. Did you see all those empty seats on the front stretch?
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Yeah, thats why I said "if" and not "when" :)
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http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/2011/05/11/l ... rand-prix/

Looks like even longer DRS zone for Spain, more artificial passing...
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I think it's great that the activation zone is that long. I'm not sure if it's such a negative to have a longer zone rather then a shorter zone. I like the passing that has been going on this year, and after watching the Turkish GP, I realized just how close in realism we are to them... Great work on the mod Josh... (not trying to start a completely different thread so I will stop there)
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Well next year's mod it being based on Q speed traps and "the highest/hardest corner" speed we see in 2011. The problem will be the trap speeds are always higher in Q than in the races because the DRS is available at anytime during P1-Q3 (Friday-Saturday). I think the passing will still be there next year and we'll have more track specific aero physics rather than an overall package. This year has been the most fun to follow from my mod making stand point.

But still I think the DRS is creating to many "sitting ducks". If they cold just make is only KERS or DRS can be used, rather than both at the same time, that would be better. At least the following driver can defend that hard earned spot better. Being chased by KERS and DRS=sitting duck, it's just overkill IMO and the extra space in Spain will make it worse for the passed driver to get it back. Because the DRS does not deactivate until the driver hits the brakes. So if the pass is made early on, the passing driver can keep up the low DF for the long time and the passed driver can do nothing. Or they could deactivate the DRS once the it's recognized the front wheel is in front. IDK...it's all artificial. :)
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I like to see in our race if 2 stop will be possible still. Turkey was boarder line, I pushed my hards extreme then blew a tire on the lap I was pitting... But that was so I could go 2 stop. Malaysia was 3, Spain could realistically be 3 stop...
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Well according to the real Turkey, we should have seen more than 3.
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joshj81 wrote:Well according to the real Turkey, we should have seen more than 3.
I think more like 3 should have been the norm.
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