Formula 1's race director Charlie Whiting has confirmed that F1's Technical Working Group will discuss the Drag Reduction System this week following Marcus Ericcson's monster crash during free practice two at Monza last weekend.
The DRS flap failed to close as the Swede braked into Turn 1, which caused his Sauber to swerve into the barriers. The car then was flipped over multiple times, but Ericsson walked away from the incident and was cleared to drive for the remainder of the weekend.
Ericsson's teammate Charles Leclerc and Renault's Nico Hulkenberg also had DRS problems throughout the weekend, while Kimi Raikkonen was forced to retire from the Belgian Grand Prix two weeks ago when his rear wing wouldn't close.
"We’ve got a technical working group meeting on Thursday, and we’re going to discuss that,” Whiting told Autosport. “We checked a lot of DRS systems on the cars after qualifying, to make sure that none of them could do what the Sauber’s did.
“Theirs effectively had a stop but the stop was easy to override, and it could go over the centre and when it closed – when the driver brakes or goes off the throttle above a certain threshold – it’s slow to close because it has gone over the centre. They [Sauber] put these stops in it to make sure it couldn’t happen again.”
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