Several teams and drivers had pushed for the overtaking aid to be banned on safety grounds, arguing that the street circuit’s narrow and twisty layout made it too dangerous to use the device.
France’s L’Equipe has also suggested that the teams’ support of the DRS ban could actually be on the grounds of cost-saving, arguing that some teams might be keen to avoid the expense of having to redesign the device to fit the high-downforce rear wing designs required for the race in the Principality.
But the FIA’s technical delegate Charlie Whiting has ruled that the device will still be in operation at Monaco, despite the circuit barely having a straight worthy of the name or an area where overtaking would be considered as realistic.
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