The FIA has banned the use of the DRS through Eau Rouge

The FIA has announced details of its DRS placement ahead of this weekend’s Belgian Grand Prix, while also confirming that the use of the device will be banned through the daunting Eau Rouge sweep during free practice and qualifying, ostensibly over safety concerns.

The announcement is similar to one made by the sport’s governing body ahead of the Monaco Grand Prix, when drivers were banned from using the DRS through the street circuit’s tunnel.

The FIA has deliberated in recent weeks as to whether it would allow the adjustable rear wing to be opened through the 290km/h sweep, before eventually electing to err on the side of caution after several drivers had expressed concerns over the risk of accidents if its free use was allowed.

The officials also announced that the track will run a single DRS zone for use during the race, which will be on the straight from the exit of Radillon to the Le Combes chicane.

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