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    sfemsfem
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    I can not find any details on where the DRS zone is for this weekend’s GP. Anyone have any clues? I’ve seen lots of people speculating, and I’ve got tickets to the Stamford grandstand on the assumption that it’ll be on the run up to there, but it seems really late to have not announced it,

    #178152
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    Icthyes
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    I’d be surprised if it’s anywhere other than the long straight. For fun I’d put it before the last corners ;-)

    #178153

    I’d put it just before the Sling Chicane or along the bridge before the left hander…

    #178154
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    KaIIe
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    No official word, but Autosport had this a few days ago: http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/94574

    “[...]the DRS detection point will be set after Turn 3, on the way out of the circuit’s twisty opening complex. Notification is expected to be in the Turn 5 braking zone and activation on the exit of Turn 5, allowing DRS use on the long kinked straight towards Turn 7.”

    #178155
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    I’ll keep an eye out for painted white lines on my way to work later ;)

    I suspect it’ll be on the run from T5 to T7. Just before the sling chicane wouldn’t really work I think. The corner before that is sort of medium speed and not easy to follow there. The chicane is also single-line; it’s not really possible to do an out braking overtake there. You have to be clean past the other guy.

    #178156
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    sfemsfem
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    Thanks KaIIe, but that’s Martin Whitmarsh’s educated guess, which I think is where everyone expects it to be, but I’m amazed that we are now 3 days out from the start of the GP weekend and it hasn’t been officially announced. All the other GPs have had the FIA announcement a couple of weeks before.

    Is something odd going on here, or am I just too suspicious?

    #178157
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    Zadak
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    There could be two, one on the long straight and one on the pit straight

    #178158
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    raymondu999
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    @sfemsfem – Maybe there won’t be any DRS? Fingers crossed in hope :P

    Yup. I agree with Zadak. The T5-T7 straight and on the pit straight; though the one on the pit straight would be ultimately useless

    #178159
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    Prisoner Monkeys
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    There could be two, one on the long straight and one on the pit straight

    There could reasonably be three – on the pit straight, on the long back straight, and across the Esplanade Bridge (running north, back towards the War Memorial).

    #178160
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    raymondu999
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    Let’s not give the FIA ideas PM :P

    #178161
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    wasiF1
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    I don’t think there will be three DRS zone in Singapore at best two.Pit Straight & may be another on the Esplanade Bridge.

    #178162
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    Prisoner Monkeys
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    Let’s not give the FIA ideas PM

    People complain that the DRS should be freely used. While it doesn’t allow a defending driver to use it, three DRS zones would get closer to this.

    Hell, at India, you could have four DRS zones with two activation points if you wanted to.

    #178163
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    raymondu999
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    Really? I’ve never heard anyone complaining there was too little DRS

    #178164
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    Prisoner Monkeys
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    It came up back around Australia – people complained that it was too artificial because only an attacking driver could use it, and only in a set area of the circuit under set conditions. A few people were calling for DRS use in the race to be unrestricted, like in qualifying.

    I can not find any details on where the DRS zone is for this weekend’s GP.

    The FIA generally don’t release it until the Tuesday or Wednesday before the race. It’s only when they’re doing something different – like having two DRS zones – that they’ll announce it well in advance.

    #178165
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    raymondu999
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    Oh! You mean unrestricted for everyone like in qualifying? I thought you were saying that cars as long as they were within 1s should get unrestricted use

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