FIA to tinker with DRS zones for 2012 - report

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F1's controversial "DRS" innovation is staying put for 2012, according to an Italian report.

Mark Webber, Red Bull Racing, RB7 using a moveable rear wing
Mark Webber, Red Bull Racing, RB7 using a moveable rear wing

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While many hailed the moveable rear wing flaps' contribution to overtaking last season, others criticised the drag reduction system for compromising the purity of wheel-to-wheel racing.

According to Autosprint, DRS is staying this year.

But the FIA will reportedly modify the number and length of the overtaking zones at some circuits.

"The reason is to facilitate overtaking by extending the zones at those circuits where it proved too difficult, and shortening them where the passing was too exaggerated," the Italian language report read.

The important thing is that we are overtaking -- who really cares why?

Nico Rosberg

One DRS supporter is the Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg.

"The important thing is that we are overtaking -- who really cares why?

"However it is good to optimise everything, especially where it has been possible to gain 50 metres (on a rival) by the end of a straight.

"It's better that it (passing) is a bit more difficult than too easy," the German said.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Mark Webber , Nico Rosberg
Teams Red Bull Racing , Mercedes
Tags drs, fia, rosberg