2013 F1 season
Almost every track on the F1 calendar this year will have two DRS zones, according to German magazine Auto Motor und Sport.
Monaco and Suzuka will be the only venues on this year’s calendar to have a single DRS zone.
As of this year, drivers are only allowed to use DRS in the designated zones at all times. The number of zones has been increased to ensure teams still exploit the benefit of having DRS, which is designed to facilitate overtaking.
The Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, which originally had two DRS zones but was cut back to one last year as it made overtaking too easy, will have two again.
The changes to the tracks are as follows:
|Circuit||2012 DRS zone/s||2013 DRS zone/s|
|Albert Park||Pit straight and second straight||Pit straight and second straight|
|Sepang International Circuit||Pit straight||Pit straight and final straight|
|Shanghai International Circuit||Longest straight||Longest straight and pit straight|
|Bahrain International Circuit||Pit straight||Pit straight and straight to turn 11|
|Circuit de Catalunya||Pit straight||Pit straight and straight to turn ten|
|Monte-Carlo||Pit straight||Pit straight|
|Circuit Gilles Villeneuve||Pit straight||Pit straight and final straight|
|Silverstone||Wellington straight||Wellington straight and Hangar straight|
|Nurburgring*||Straight before chicane||Pit straight and straight before chicane|
|Hungaroring||Pit straight||Pit straight and second straight|
|Spa-Francorchamps||Kemmel straight||Kemmel straight and pit straight|
|Monza||Pit straight and straight to Ascari||Pit straight and straight to Ascari|
|Singapore||Straight to turn seven||Straight to turn seven and pit straight|
|Korean International Circuit||Longest straight||Longest straight and pit straight|
|Suzuka||Pit straight||Pit straight|
|Buddh International Circuit||Pit straight and longest straight||Pit straight and longest straight|
|Yas Marina||Two longest straights||Two longest straights|
|Circuit of the Americas||Longest straight||Longest straight and pit straight|
|Interlagos||Reta Oposta straight||Reta Oposta straight and pit straight|
*Last used in 2011
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