Ferrari using foot-activated 'DRS' pedal

Published on 13 Sep 2012 10:28
image
Ferrari is using a clever foot-activated switch to trigger the drag-shedding 'DRS' system in 2012, it has emerged. Germany's Auto Motor und Sport said drivers for most other teams trigger the rear wing flap with a button on the steering wheel.

But renowned F1 technical illustrator Giorgio Piola has learned that, when Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa are between corners and therefore not braking, their left foots can trigger 'DRS' with a switch to the left of the brake pedal. When they want to stop the car, their left foot is therefore automatically taken off the 'DRS' pedal - therefore returning the wing to its normal position - when they apply the brake. (GMM)







Replies (0)




Driver profile
Name Jenson Button
Active With McLaren, with starting place 22
Birthdate Jan 19 1980 (35)
Weight 72 kg
Length 1.82m
Website http://www.jensonbutton.com
City
41 comments on Button
69 members have this driver as their favourite
Tweets about Jenson Button


Team profile
Name Ferrari
Motor Ferrari
Founding date May 21 1950
102 comments on Ferrari
741 members have this team as their favourite
Website http://www.ferrari.com/
Location Maranello
Tweets about Ferrari


Give your opinion!
Who was your driver of the day out of the podium finishers?