Will a single DRS zone improve overtaking at Valencia?

This weekend’s European Grand Prix at Valencia will be the second of the season to have the number of available DRS zones cut to one. The previous round at Canada was also restricted to a single DRS zone, whereas its previous event, in 2011, had two designated activation zones.

The Valencia circuit – not widely regarded for providing much in the way of overtaking – will have its sole DRS zone located along the curved back ‘straight’ following the track’s iconic swing bridge and into Turn 12.

Last year’s event saw a second DRS zone positioned before Turn 17, but the FIA has seen fit to abandon this zone after it was found to produce little in the way of passing during last year’s race, which was won by Sebastian Vettel.


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Richard Bailey

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Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.