Heikki Kovalainen, Caterham, Korea International Circuit, 2012

Second DRS zone added on pit straight in Korea

2013 Korean Grand PrixPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Heikki Kovalainen, Caterham, Korea International Circuit, 2012The Korea International Circuit will have a second DRS zone this year on the pit straight, and the configuration of the original DRS zone has been changed.

Drivers will still be able to use DRS on the longest straight on the track but the length of the DRS zone has been shortened by 40 metres. The detection point for it has also been moved – having previously been on the entry to turn one it is now after turn two.

The new DRS zone on the pit straight has its detection point between turns 15 and 16. Drivers can then open their rear wings 95 metres after the high-speed turn 18.

Sergio Perez said teams will set their cars up to take maximum advantage of these overtaking opportunities: “The aim is also to have a car that works well in the principal overtaking areas ?ǣ into turns one and three ?ǣ which means making a little bit of a compromise to the set-up.”

“That?s particularly important because it?s very difficult to overtake once you get into the twisty section, as there?s really only a single racing line.”

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