The Hockenheim DRS zone will be placed - not surprisingly - before the hairpin

Not surprisingly, the DRS zone for this weekend’s German Grand Prix at Hockenheim will be on the only straight of any consequence at the circuit – and it’s technically not even a straight…

The FIA has confirmed that it will place the DRS zone on the run-up to the circuit’s best overtaking opportunity, the tight hairpin at the end of the long Parabolika back ‘straight’.

With Hockenheim and the Nürburgring alternating each year as hosts of the German Grand Prix, this year’s visit will be first under which Pirelli tyres, KERS and DRS have been run at the circuit.

The DRS detection point will be placed at the exit of Turn 4, with the activation point placed some 260 metres later. Drivers will be able to run with their rear wings there open during the race provided they are within one second of the car in front as they pass through the detection point.

Pirelli has confirmed it will be bringing its medium- and soft-compound dry-weather tyres for this weekend’s race.

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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.