Third DRS zone added for Austrian GP

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Third DRS zone added for Austrian GP
Jonathan Noble
By: Jonathan Noble
Jun 25, 2018, 12:05 PM

The Red Bull Ring will feature a third DRS zone for this weekend’s Austrian Grand Prix, the FIA has revealed.

Motor racing chiefs have been experimenting with the number of DRS zones this year amid concerns about the difficulties drivers are facing in overtaking other cars.

For this weekend, an extra DRS zone has been added after Turn 1 which should allow cars to run closer to each other ahead of the heavy braking zone in to Turn 3.

F1 race director Charlie Whiting said: “We have added one DRS zone in Austria. We have three detection points, three activation points, and the new one is between Turns 1 and 3.”

The Red Bull Ring previously had two DRS zones – one which was after Turn 3, with the other on the start-finish straight.

 Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari SF70H, Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes AMG F1 W08
Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari SF70H, Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes AMG F1 W08

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Series Formula 1
Event Austrian GP
Location Red Bull Ring
Author Jonathan Noble
Article type Breaking news