Single DRS zone for Bahrain Grand Prix

2012 Bahrain Grand Prix

Drivers will be allowed to use DRS once per lap around the Bahrain International Circuit during this weekend’s Grand Prix.

DRS may be activated on the pit straight, 270m after the exit of the final corner.

The detection point is on the entry to the last turn on the track.

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31 comments on Single DRS zone for Bahrain Grand Prix

  1. bpm (@bpm) said on 20th April 2012, 2:14

    I don’t think it should be about DRS anymore, as I think it has been a sucsess. What about KERS though, was it not also intoduced to increase overtaking? The drivers and teams now just figure out where the most effective place to use it is and use it then. Everybody doing the same thing doesn’t really help overtaking. I know its about being green but I think that it would make F1 more exciting if it was used less frequently. Maybe if the drivers only had a certain ammount of uses per race. They might only use it during critical stages of the race or to defend at certain parts of the track where they were vulnerable. It could add an extra dimension to the race strategy too.

  2. Prisoner Monkeys (@prisoner-monkeys) said on 20th April 2012, 3:46

    @keithcollantine – I’ve always been curious: are there certain rules for where timing sectors should be placed around a circuit? I noticed during the race in Shanghai that the S1 and S2 markers were about twenty-five and fifty-five seconds into the lap, which made the final sector really long. And I can see it here, too. Sector 1 is farily moderate, Sector 2 is very long, and Sector 3 will be very short because of the straights. I’ve always throught that the easiest way to do it would be to place the sector markers at equidistant intervals – one third of the way around, two-thirds of the way around, and the strat/finish line – around the lap, but this never happens. Is there any particular reason for that? And how does the placement of the sector splits get decided?

  3. Kingshark (@kingshark) said on 20th April 2012, 6:53

    @PM – I know it’s not nessecary the case here, but sectors are generally measured before a corner at the end of a straight. Maybe because it’s easier to measure time there.
    Melbourne’s two sectors were just in front of turn 6 and turn 11, both of those corners mark the end of a (relatively short) straight.
    China’s two sectors were just before turn 6 and turn 10, both who mark the end of a straight.
    If you look through the calendar, you’ll realize most track’s sectors are divided are this way.

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