FIA adds a third DRS zone for Mexican GP after turn 11

23-10-2019 08:06
by Matt Gretton
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FIA adds a third DRS zone for Mexican GP after turn 11

More and more DRS zones have been opening up throughout the season to aid overtaking. The Mexican Grand Prix doesn't miss out as the FIA add a third zone after turn 11. It'll be the shortest of the DRS zones on the circuit. In the build-up to the Grand Prix this weekend, Lewis Hamilton expressed his wishes that DRS would be removed post-2021. 

Last season there were two DRS zones on the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez. The first started after turn 17 as the cars moved onto the start/finish straight. The 2nd DRS zone was activated after the first sequence of turns. This helped those that overtook on the start/finish straight because you could pull further away with the same detection zone being used for both sections. 

The detection zone for the new DRS is just after turn nine. This new DRS zone adds a little more meaning for those watching in the stadium section of the circuit. 

With just a little more speed, drivers will have to figure out their braking point for turn twelve on Friday, as many racers already shot straight ahead in the past. Whether it will also help in the promotion of catch-up actions, that will become apparent on Sunday!

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