F1 2011

F1 2011 Achievements

Winging It

Cleanly overtake an opponent while the DRS is activated  

DRS (Drag Reduction System) refers to the movable rear wing. In qualifying, you may use DRS as often as you like for an increase in straight line speed. In races, you need to be within a one second gap (to the next driver) when crossing designated points on the tracks. The DRS zone is a white line, going horizontally across the track. If you're within the one second gap when you cross the line, you will see the DRS button in the bottom right corner turn green. This means you can use it. Activate it by pressing and cleanly overtake another car. There is an audible click when you activate it and you will see the DRS button flash. If you brake or press again, DRS will deactivate.

Most circuits have one DRS zone, but a couple, such as Montreal and Monza have two. Be careful when using DRS (especially in qualifying) as you will have severely reduced downforce and thus less grip. Straights are fine. Also, DRS is disabled in the first two laps of a Grand Prix, for two laps after a safety car/restart and completely disabled if the race is wet.

An example of a DRS zone is shown below (Australia):

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User Comments
Comment #1 by Chowny1
Sunday, October 02, 2011 @ 02:41:01 PM

How the he'll do you do this the DRS never lights up anywhere on race?

Comment #2 by Triple H
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 06:24:12 AM

I think some cars don't have DRS, and if you are leading the race then it won't be activated. From what I remember of the rules in real life F1, DRS can only be used after 2 laps and only in certain parts of the track within 2 car lengths of the car in front. Saying that, I still haven't been able to fathom out where I can and can't use the DRS.

Comment #3 by Sgt Mole
Wednesday, November 02, 2011 @ 03:38:57 PM

Yes, DRS isn't active for the first 2 laps of a race or for 2 laps after a safety car has been out. Also not sure but think it's de-activated during heavy rain. DRS has different activation zones for different races (I believe the track guides on each track show where the activation zones are) and is only activated when you are less than 1second behind the car infront when passing the activation zone (this includes backmarkers you are overtaking), and then you can usually activate it when you are on the next straight.

The next patch for this game is going to fix a problem with DRS activation zones

Comment #4 by Jacketedyo
Friday, January 27, 2012 @ 05:12:12 PM

It depends wich track it is some have 1 or 2 drs zones it cant be raining because that is dangerous the car goes to fast and if u skid out of control u might die this is a real rule also u have to be within 1 second of the person in front u can use it as leader when coming up to lap trafic

Comment #5 by Virtual Michael
Sunday, July 22, 2012 @ 12:04:12 PM

Easiest place to get this is on Abu dhabi (UAE) or china on the longs straights during the race. It does help if you have are driving in a faster car, but you can probably get it in a HRT anyway.

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Game Info


US September 20, 2011
Europe September 23, 2011

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