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,
“[...]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.”
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.
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?
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.