In sporting events that entail racing like the Tour de France, NASCAR, and F1, the difference between first and the middle of the pack can come down to mere milliseconds. With such little margin for error, racers are required to optimize every little detail of their race strategy to ensure optimal performance. In cycling, bikers will ride in a peloton, which is just a tight pack of riders, to draft wind so that riders in the middle of the pack don’t have to put in as much work. But what is DRS in F1?
In F1, racers use the drag reduction system, or DRS, to reduce drag and increase top speed. This can be a crucial aspect of a F1 race with many races coming right down to the wire. With the recent rise in popularity in F1, you may have caught yourself watching a race and wondering what the announcers mean when they talk about DRS. Here is everything you need to know about the drag reduction system in F1.