Anderson: How to solve F1's passing problem

Anderson: How to solve F1's passing problem

AUTOSPORT's technical expert GARY ANDERSON argues that the DRS is a symptom of F1's overtaking problem, rather than the solution

Last week's AUTOSPORT magazine was an overtaking special, highlighting some of the greatest moves in Formula 1 history, the finest passers, and also looking at how the art of close racing has changed.

While passing moves are now prevalent with the Drag Reduction System, it's an innovation that has divided opinion, and GARY ANDERSON is among those who think something different is required.

The DRS potentially makes passing another car easier, but it is overall a negative to overtaking in so many ways.

Put yourself in the position of a driver. You're behind another car and have a pace advantage, so you know that all you need to do is be in the vicinity of the car in front at the DRS detection line. Then, provided you are close enough, you can make the move.

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