I remember reading another article that said the DDRS had a secondary negative effect. Something along the lines of when the DDRS was deactivated it could take like 2 tenths of a second for the flow over the front wing to reattach. During that time the car was incredibly unbalanced as it had full rear downforce but almost none up-front, thus inducing severe understeer. The article suggested Nico & MS started breaking earlier as one means of combating this issue.
Indeed in the front flow takes a bit to attach/reattach.
When Nico & MS were breaking earlier, Vettel was carrying a lot of speed in turn-in with his flexi-wings...
Edited by PedroBR, 07 February 2013 - 18:17.