Lotus's DRS device explained

Lotus's DRS device explained

It's been a long time coming, but the first response to Mercedes' 'Double DRS' has broken cover, with Lotus trialling a system in Germany. Craig Scarborough looks at the development

This weekend's German Grand Prix at Hockenheim has turned out to be a key point in the season's technical development. Having had time since the last major updates at the Spanish GP and with the summer break coming up, many teams have used the British and German GPs to bring their next raft of updates. After the rain-soaked practice cost them development time at Silverstone, the teams arrived in Germany with the determination to introduce more new parts.

Nearly every team has something new and in some cases the updates are major, such as McLaren's new sidepods. A lot of this development is teams converging on the ideas of others, such as Caterham's major aero update. But for Lotus, we have seen some real innovation with its new DRS ducts.

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