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05/10/11
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Barrichello unhappy about Monaco decision  Williams driver Rubens Barrichello believes the FIA has erred in agreeing to allow teams to use the Drag Reduction System at the Monaco Grand Prix.

DRS has proved to be very successful and has played a major role in the big increase in the number of overtaking moves so far this season. However, several drives raised concern about using the device in Monte Carlo later this month.

The FIA though decided there were no grounds to ban the use of DRS on the street circuit. Barrichello, who acts as chairman of the Grand Prix Drivers' Association, feels the powers that be made the "wrong" call. "I just think it is wrong," Barrichello told Autosport.

"I would love the people at the top to sit in the car and try to do the tunnel with the DRS open.

"In my opinion, they are waiting for something bad to happen. And when it happens, they will just say, 'oh, next year we will not have it for Monaco'.

"The drivers have not been listened to right now and I think it is the wrong decision."

The Brazilian fears we could have a number of race incidents due to the DRS.

"I can see a race [filled] with safety cars. If they could listen still: I think Monaco is what it is. It is not overtaking territory," he said.

"Do they think they can introduce overtaking through the DRS? They possibly can, but they might hurt someone. That is a voice from experience."
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