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2012-08-02 07:02

NEW SYSTEM CAUSES STIR: Mercedes were the first to use the 'double DRS' system, but media houses speculate it will be banned for 2013.

The technical concept known as ‘double DRS’ debuted by Mercedes F1 earlier this year seems set to be banned for 2013.

The controversial speed-boosting system raised some eyebrows specifically in the Lotus team, but instead of taking the issue to the international court of appeal, Lotus emerged with a new interpretation of 'double DRS' during practice at Hockenheim recently.


The team used the system on Kimi Raikkonen’s car at the Hungaroring as a practice round. Technical boss, James Allison said the tests helped "bring it a step closer to deployment in a race sometime in the future".

With Spa-Francorchamps undoubtedly Raikkonen's favourite track, Lotus might debut the system at the upcoming Belgian Grand Prix.

Former Finnish driver Mika Salo told broadcaster MTV3: "Spa has always agreed with Kimi and if the updates improve what is already the best car, he will be looking very good if he is able to start from the first two rows."

Other media organisations such as Marca (Spain), Turun Sanomat (Finland) and Globo Esporte (Brazil) have speculated that the system will be banned for 2013.

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