The Team Lotus drivers have both called for a ban on the use of the adjustable rear wing (DRS) at this month’s Monaco Grand Prix, amid speculation that the FIA may seek to forbid its use at the street circuit on safety grounds.
Jarno Trulli believes that the use of the device could be both “dangerous” and ineffective on the tight and twisty circuit, which scarcely features a straight or overtaking opportunity worthy of the name.
“It’s a safety issue, also the straights are too short to get any advantage,” he told Autosprint.
There are concerns that the – currently in practice – unlimited use of the device in practice and qualifying could result in nose-to-tail accidents when quicker drivers come across a much slower car on the circuit.
And Trulli’s team-mate Heikki Kovalainen has now followed suit, telling ITV-F1 that he agrees with his team-mate, who took his sole race win to-date at the Principality in 2004.
“[With] all the potential consequences that there could be in Monaco, you don’t want it to fail [and] you don’t want to have any attention going anywhere else but at the track,” he is quoted as saying.
“I think it (a ban) makes sense,” he added.
[Original image via EnterF1]
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