The DTM regulations, 2020: the pit stop window and significantly enhanced overtaking assistance

The DTM will start this coming weekend in Spa-Francorchamps in your 34. and maybe last season. What was previously only on the edge leaked is that While the car

The DTM regulations, 2020: the pit stop window and significantly enhanced overtaking assistance

The DTM will start this coming weekend in Spa-Francorchamps in your 34. and maybe last season. What was previously only on the edge leaked is that While the cars remain in comparison to the previous year, largely unchanged, there are a number of small rule changes, to which the Fans have to adjust.

So for the first time since 2016, a pit-window was introduced. In order to prevent that the pilots already after one round of the Box, to have for the case of a Safety Car period the pit stop was already completed - and at the end of lucky victories are the rule.

These poker games were in the previous year, especially in the first half of the season, as the lack of reliability of the cars required regular Neutralizations by the stewards, a lot of Controversy and, in part, any of the results.

DRS must be used in half of all laps

But also in the overtaking aid was created in the winter break, strong Hand: How Motorsport-Total.com' last December has reported, the DRS and Push-to-pass 2020 have been significantly upgraded. The overtaking button, which is allowed once per round, pressed, activated for five seconds to 60 instead of 30 additional horsepower.

So it's not the engines, in addition, has to set the basic gasoline flow rate from 95 to 90 kilograms down. But that's not all: While the Boost was allowed to date in twelve laps of the race, there are now 24 rounds - twice as many.

Also in terms of the DRS-usage, there is now a definitive solution: The rear wing must not be folded to 2020 in the race in a total of twelve laps down, in order to improve the maximum speed, but in 50 percent of the expected rounds.

DRS-window is abolished: the Leader clearly at a disadvantage

this means that The System can be used on courses such as Zolder (4,006 km), where the lap time is lower, and in the previous year, 39 laps were driven, more often than on long routes, such as for example Spa-Francorchamps (7.004 km). The DTM umbrella organization, ITR reserves the right, however, the value to the distance you want to adjust. The Overtake is on a course so difficult, you could even go over the 50 percent.

in addition, the System must be independent of the distance to the car in front used the DRS window of three seconds was abolished. Also DRS zones, as known from formula 1, will not be introduced. To ensure the scheme remains that per round of three bets are allowed. To use DRS only once per lap, you have given two activations.

During the overtaking aid must therefore be used considerably more intensively than in the past, must do without the Leading continues to be entirely on you. Thus, defensive battles should be a foregone conclusion.

Push-to-pass and DRS in Qualifying, So you can> trick

This increases the demands on the pilots, not only take the perfect line, but also your Multitasking skills to prove. It will also be of particular importance, the perfect passages for the use of the systems to find out: Push-to-pass is better suited for Speed, DRS, however, to Gain optimally insane speeds on a Straight.

With a Trick, it would even be possible to take advantage of the systems over the predetermined level: If you press and immediately before the beginning of the fast lap on the Start-to-finish the Push-to-pass-button, the use for the preceding circulation - and for a few additional seconds in the enjoyment of the 60 additional horsepower.

In the case of DRS, the issue looks similar: If you set the rear wing before Crossing the Start-finish line flat, that doesn't count the use for the fast lap and you have three shots available.

This article by Sven Haidinger

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Updated Date: 28 July 2020, 16:26

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