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F1 2012: Drivers Urge More Restrictions on DRS

As what was planned—prior to the "Arab Spring"—to be the longest season in Formula One history draws to a close, driver concerns about the unlimited use of the Drag Reduction System (DRS) in free practice and qualifying have been made public. Not because of the obvious reason—that there's absolutely no point at all in allowing it to be activated during these sessions—but because of the safety issues it causes. Writing for the BBC, key Grand Prix Drivers' Association (GPDA) member Mark Webber highlighted three instances in which pushing too hard to get the full benefit of DRS activation caused accidents. Webber pointed to Bruno Senna's accident in Suzuka, his own at the Hungaroring and an unspecified off-track excursi...

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