Unhappy 10th birthday: Lamenting a decade of DRS displeasure in Formula 1

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Bryn Lennon

At the end of March, 10 years had passed since Formula 1 introduced its controversial Drag Reduction System (DRS) to assist overtaking in 2011.

What was initially hoped to be a band-aid to rectify the ills of several seasons of processional dullness has become a permanent fixture as F1 cars have since only become heavier by introducing complex hybrid and battery systems in 2014. This was followed in 2017 when allowable downforce levels were upped along with the cars' width – making overtaking even harder than it was before.

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