F1 DRS – Drag Reduction System -Adjustable Rear Wing
The DRS (Drag Reduction System) is a new aerodynamic boost to the 2011 F1 car performance. The DRS is implemented through a driver Adjustable Rear Wing that permits temporary adjustment to the amount of downforce provided by one of the wings on the rear of the car. The DRS system reverts back to its normal position when the driver touches the brakes.
Limitations regarding the use of DRS.
Qualifying and DRS
During the qualifying stages, the driver may use the DRS Drag Reduction System at any time.
F1 Racing and DRS
In order to facilitate overtaking, the DRS may only be employed on specific sections of the track and only by a car that is within one second of the car in front
The DRS – Drag Reduction System and the KERS – Kinetic Energy Reduction System are often implemented together, simultamneously increasing the power available to the car as well as lowering the drag offered via the rear wing.
Read about F1 KERS – Kinetic Energy Recovery System
Video regarding how DRS and how it works with KERS