Drivers reject knee-jerk rule changes for overtaking

Formula 1 drivers are urging the sport against making “knee-jerk reactions” amid un-entertaining recent races and Red Bull’s dominance. “I think all of us don’t really understand why they’ve been shortened,” said the Mercedes driver. “I think it’s for a couple of races now it’s been challenging to overtake,” said Russell. Fernando Alonso, meanwhile, thinks it is Red Bull’s dominance that is making the new rules look bad. “I heard that Lewis Hamilton called the DRS zones too short, but I believe that they were short for Mercedes due to the fact that they set the car for high downforce,” said the Aston Martin driver. “For Red Bull, the DRS zones turned out to be too long.

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