Mark Webber, Lewis Hamilton, Istanbul, 2010

FIA confirms DRS zone details for Istanbul

2011 Turkish Grand PrixPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Mark Webber, Lewis Hamilton, Istanbul, 2010
Mark Webber, Lewis Hamilton, Istanbul, 2010

The FIA has set the zone for the Drag Reduction System for the Turkish Grand Prix.

Drivers will be able to activate their systems in the race from shortly before turn 11. The systems will remain open until they reach the braking zone for turn 12.

Significantly, the FIA have again not given drivers the full length of the longest straight on the track to use the devices, in a bid to keep it from making overtaking too easy.

The DRS detection point will be in the braking zone for turn nine (click to enlarge):

DRS zone for the Turkish Grand Prix
DRS zone for the Turkish Grand Prix

As usual, drivers will have free use of the system in practice and qualifying.

What do you think of DRS? Vote here: Drag Reduction Systems: Your verdict

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