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Big advantage for Red Bull in Melbourne

'Will this benefit help Red Bull win in Melbourne?'

27 March at 13:51
Last update 27 March at 16:46
  • GPblog.com

Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez will be keen to add the Australian Grand Prix to their record next Sunday. The two Red Bull drivers have a big advantage in Melbourne, over the other teams, according to the website of the Formula 1.

At the Albert Park circuit, as many as four DRS zones apply this race weekend. This gives a big advantage to the Red Bull drivers, who are able to get extra performance out of the car in the DRS zones compared to the competition thanks to the innovative beam wing. The Austrians are unbeatable on the straights and will be eager to take advantage of this in Melbourne.

'Four DRS zones for Red Bull'

The first DRS zone can be found on the straight, on the way to turn one. A lot of overtaking will take place here. After the chicane, a new DRS zone follows between turns two and three, after which hard braking for turn three is required. After a twisty mini-sector, the drivers line up for the next flat-out stretch: the DRS zone between turns eight and nine, where, partly due to the curvature of the track, drivers can fight spectacular battles. After the fast chicane of turns nine and 10, there is a final DRS zone until turn 11.