If FOM is interested in increasing the spectacle, it might want to take note of this former F1 driver (emphasis added)
"One of the great things I’ve found in IndyCar so far is the fact we don’t have DRS means there is so much more proper fights on track wheel to wheel and corner to corner. You don’t “wait” for a DRS zone to overtake, you just go for it when you get the chance.
DRS might produce more overtaking but is it really producing more proper fights on track which I believe is what we want to see? (...)
I just know that from a driver perspective you have to be more aggressive and go for it more when you get the chance, anywhere on the track. Instead of waiting to get to a DRS zone and do the pass there the “safe” way."
Last race Hamilton and Vettel both overtook each other. It was a complete snoozer, and had Vettel not spun his car after the second pass was done, nobody would even have taken note.
DRS continues to be a disaster for F1. Not only are DRS passes dull as can be, its more pernicious outcome is that the FIA and FOM have failed to take serious steps to addressing the aerodynamic crisis affecting F1.
Other series are showing that it's very much possible to tackle this issue in a more concrete sense. Thumbs up to Ericsson for highlighting it.