Melbourne gets additional DRS zone for F1 opener

21 March 2018

Formula 1’s organisers are hoping for a exciting season opener at Melbourne, and have introduced a third DRS zone at the circuit to promote overtaking.

Tracks have traditionally had one or two DRS zones, but in a bid to further promote overtaking at a circuit where it has been difficult to get ahead of other drivers in the past, a third DRS zone has been brought into the Albert Park circuit. The new zone begins on the exit of Turn 12 and allows a driver within one second of the rival he is chasing to activate the DRS system, altering the angle of the rear wing flap and gaining a temporary speed advantage.

It is hoped the new zone at the exit of Turn 12, will enable drivers to carry more speed on the run down to the tight right hander of Turn 13. If a driver fails to actually make a move there, the new zone should at least bring them closer to their rival ahead of the next activation zone which follows the final two corners of the 16-turn circuit.


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