Two DRS zones will be in use for this weekend's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

This weekend’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at the Yas Marina Circuit will feature the same DRS configuration as used at last year’s Grand Prix, the FIA has confirmed.

Yas Marina CircuitAs was the case in 2012, the DRS zones will be placed along the circuit’s two back straights. The first zone will have its detection point placed 40 metres before Turn 7, with its activation point coming 390 metres after the corner.

The second detection point will be placed 50 metres after the Turn 8/9 chicane and have its activation zone placed at the Turn 10 kink which feeds onto the gently curving second straight.

Despite suggestions to the contrary, the circuit’s overtaking unfriendly layout will remain unchanged for this year’s event. The only alterations are the addition of speed humps – similar to those used at a number of circuits on the calendar – which have been placed around the outside of Turns 8 and 11 to discourage drivers from running off the circuit.

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