Jenson Button, McLaren, Valencia, 2011

Valencia also has DRS zone reduction

2012 European Grand PrixPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Jenson Button, McLaren, Valencia, 2011The FIA has reduced the number of DRS zones for the second race in a row.

As in Canada two weeks ago, Valencia’s two DRS zones have been reduced to one.

Last year there were activation points at the exits of turns ten and fourteen. This year drivers will only be allowed to use DRS on the straight following turn ten during the race.

This single DRS zone is slightly longer than that used last year – drivers will be able to activate DRS 70m earlier.

The detection point remains essentially unchanged – it’s still on the approach to turn eight, but two metres earlier than last year.

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