The FIA has banned the use of the DRS in the Monaco Tunnel (Image via Cahier)

The FIA has banned the use of the adjustable rear wing (DRS) in the tunnel at this weekend’s Monaco Grand Prix in a reaction to drivers’ concerns over safety.

We had reported earlier that several drivers had questioned the wisdom of using the device on this section of the track in practice and qualifying, and FIA technical delegate Charlie Whiting has written to the Grand Prix Drivers’ Association (GPDA) in support of their stance.

However, the circuit will still have a designated DRS zone, which will be positioned on the start/finish straight.

Whiting’s ruling means that the device can be used at all other points on the circuit during these open sessions, with the understanding that the tunnel was too dangerous an area in which to use it.

[Image via The Cahier Archive]

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