How to activate DRS in F1 2020

Utilizing DRS can be a life-safer during races.

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Utilizing DRS can be very important in F1 races, as it can be a valuable aid when attempting to overtake your opponents. But how do you activate it in F1 2020? Let’s go over a couple of ways that you can activate it in the game.

If you’re new to Formuala 1 and you may be unaware what it is, DRS is short for Drag Reduction System. DRS is an ability where a car can lower a flap at the rear wing for the vehicle. The purpose of DRS is to increase the amount of straight-line speed of the F1 car. However, there are two caveats when it comes to using it. One, racers can only utilize DRS in certain zone, which are aptly called DRS Zones. Second, a racer can only activate when it is within one second of the car in front. If you meet any of these conditions, you are permitted to activate DRS, as long as you’re finished with the first two laps of the race.

There are two ways to activate DRS during races, one of which is manual and one which is automatic. To activate DRS manually during a race, you first need to be in a DRS zone. You will know when you are in a zone when you hear an audible beep that indicates that you are in a DRS zone. Additionally, if you see a green marker on the map, which is situated in the lower-half of the screen, this will indicate that you entering a DRS zone. In order to activate DRS, hit Y/Triangle to activate your vehicle’s DRS system.

You can also have DRS activate automatically during races. Go the ‘Assists’ tab and go to the DRS assist option. You can turn it on to have DRS activate automatically and then you don’t have to worry about it during races.