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Formula 1: Midseason Review 3, Lotus “DDRS” the Shape of Things to Come?

With an “interesting” new development recently introduced by the Lotus team, part 3 in the series looks at what effect the new system may have in the second half of the season. In first practice of the German grand prix in Hockenheim, Kimi Räikkönen’s car emerged from the pits with a scoop on either side of the roll-hoop, a tube running down the middle of the car to the beam wing, and an outlet hole underneath the so-called “monkey seat.” Lotus’ technical director James Allison had described the updates for that weekend as “interesting,” and it seems the Englishman is a master of understatement as well as aerodynamics, because the paddock has been abuzz about it ever since. Furt...

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