Formula One’s drag reduction system has been in place since 2011, aiming to help overcome the aerodynamic deficiencies and allow for better overtaking. Now, the rear wing system will be introduced to feeder series GP2 in an effort to help the transition for drivers from one championship to the next. From 2015, GP2 will feature the overtaking assistant, using the same detection and activation zones as Formula One, as they use the same tracks.
CEO of GP2, Bruno Michel has argued that the sport doesn’t necessarily need the help in terms of entertainment, but admits: “We also have to make sure that we keep in line with our mission statement: preparing the drivers for the next step, Formula One… When we discussed this with the teams over a year ago, they told us that the drivers who they are in contact with were eager to see DRS on the GP2 cars. So we evaluated the feasibility of it.”
There’ll be some testing towards the end of the year, and then the single-spec series will see the new DRS feature introduced ahead of the next season.
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