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F1 - Also McLaren to debut double-DRS at Spa

"It’s not like the Lotus one"


28 August 2012 - 08h35, by GMM 

McLaren may also be preparing a ’double DRS’-like system for this weekend’s Belgian grand prix.

We reported early this month that the British team looked set to follow Mercedes and Lotus’ lead in developing an iteration of the straightline speed-boosting concept.

"It’s not like the Lotus one, but we are studying such a system," McLaren’s sporting director Sam Michael was quoted as saying.

Mercedes debuted the concept early this season, and after practicing with a similar system at recent races, Lotus’ technical boss James Allison revealed this week that the black and gold E20 could race its "device" for the first time at Spa.

And Brazilian correspondent Livio Oricchio now reports that, while the news is much quieter than Lotus’, McLaren has similar plans to run a double-DRS at the high speed Belgian track.

The O Estado de S.Paulo journalist said it is not clear how McLaren’s system differs to those fielded by Mercedes and Lotus.

After a recent performance dip, Lewis Hamilton entered the August break as F1’s last-start winner, having secured his second victory of the 2012 season in Hungary.

"I think it’s still difficult to predict accurately who’ll win the next grand prix, but I reckon the coming few weeks ought to give us a much clearer idea of the destination of the world title," the McLaren driver said last Friday.

"There’s no team with a clear advantage, although we’re all pushing hard to catch Fernando (Alonso) in the drivers’ championship, so there’s still everything to play for," he added.



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