The FIA has confirmed drivers will not be allowed to use the Drag Reduction System along the full length of Shanghai’s straight during the race.
Drivers will be allowed to deploy their DRS 902m before the turn 14 hairpin.
The stretch between turns 13 and 14 is the longest on the calendar, measuring 1,170m.
Here is an FIA diagram showing where drivers can deploy DRS (click to enlarge):
As usual, drivers will have free use of the DRS in practice and qualifying, including the full length of the straight.
Update: The FIA have shortened the DRS zone to 752 metres ahead of the race.
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