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I was reading this article (https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/grid-penalties-end-brawn-drs-947189/), about Ross Brawn wanting to remove DRS, and it got me thinking of an alternative to DRS, whereby drivers cant just 'push to pass', but overtaking is still possible.
My idea was to have a system that increases downforce, instead of reducing it. If a driver is within 2 seconds of the car in front, they can use a system that deploys flaps somewhere on the car, which increases downforce. They would use this through the corners, and it would allow them to stay close in the turbulent air. Then, on the straights, they would turn the system off (returning to normal downforce levels), and would need to slipstream their way past or overtake under braking.
This is my idea - does anyone else have an idea of how we can retain overtaking, while removing DRS.