Could the DRS be banned for the Monaco Grand Prix?

Formula 1’s governing body is reportedly considering banning the adjustable rear wing (DRS) for the Monaco Grand Prix.

Safety concerns have been raised that the street circuit’s tight and twisty nature could make it too dangerous to use the device, on a circuit which has few overtaking opportunities to begin with.

Additionally, the lack of any proper straight would probably render the device of little benefit.

A report in Italy’s Autosprint adds that the main concerns over the use of DRS is its unrestricted use in practice and qualifying, which could lead to too high a speed differential between cars on the circuit.

For example, a driver on a hot lap using his DRS might have little time to avoid a potential accident with a driver on a slower lap.

The report added that a final decision will be made at the upcoming Turkish Grand Prix after the FIA meets with the teams.

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