DRS zone leads to hairpin at Hockenheim

2012 German Grand Prix

The DRS zone for Sunday’s race at the Hockenheimring will be on the straight leading to the Spitzkehre hairpin, turn six on the circuit.

As Hockenheim was not on the calendar last year this will be the first time DRS is used at the circuit.

The detection point for the zone is at the exit of the preceding turn four. Drivers can activate DRS 260m after exiting that corner.

DRS zone, Hockenheimring, 2012

Should DRS be used at every circuit in 2012? Which venues need DRS zones? Have your say here:

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67 comments on DRS zone leads to hairpin at Hockenheim

  1. Eggry (@eggry) said on 19th July 2012, 17:04

    I think whole start/finish straight would be enough. this is gone too far.

  2. F1Yankee (@f1yankee) said on 19th July 2012, 19:16

    i always liked driving this track in games. i wish i had a dollar for every time i went way too hot into turn 2!

  3. Steve_LWA said on 19th July 2012, 22:54

    if i see any boringly easy DRS passes im going to stop watching because frankly im sick & tired of having to sit through push of a button passing which are boring/unexciting to watch, they really ruin my enjoyment of the racing.

  4. Dizzy said on 19th July 2012, 22:57

    Not seen the translation yet but I heard from someone that was at the FOTA forum that there was a lot of negativity regarding DRS from the fans in attendance & most felt it should be removed from cars.

  5. PeteF12012 said on 19th July 2012, 23:29

    Something DRS has done that I don’t like which never gets mentioned is that it’s eliminated the old low downforce skinny wings we used to see on the faster tracks.

    I used to love seeing the skinny wings & the effect they would have on the cars with them sliding about a bit more & twitching about under braking etc… Now we don’t see that as they just run high downforce configerations everywhere.

    • zztopless said on 20th July 2012, 6:17

      We still see them at Monza and to a lesser extent Canada. To be honest, I don’t recall seeing them anywhere else post the 2009 aero changes. Except perhaps Red Bull at Spa last year (presumably due to generating enough downforce from their ebd).

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