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2011 Chinese Grand Prix: KERS, DRS and Pirelli Make Racing Fun Again

Okay, pay attention. This is going to be difficult to write, and once it’s out, it’ll never be repeated.

The FIA got it right.

It’s a phrase that doesn’t get uttered often, if at all, but by some quirk of fate they have managed to bring in a number of innovations to Formula 1 racing that have actually contrived to make the sport better. Yes, the key phrase in that previous sentence is contrived, but we’ll get to that later.

The triple combination of DRS, KERS and Pirelli’s self-shredding tyres actually delivered one of the most exciting races in living memory at the Grand Prix of China.

And it wasn’t just at the front of the race either; the racing was terrific throughou...

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