The Circuit de Catalunya has undergone a series of minor tweaks ahead of this weekend’s Spanish Formula 1 Grand Prix, the FIA has confirmed.

Circuit officials have added extra asphalt run-off sections at Turns 1 and 11, as well as replacing the artificial grass sections at the exit of Turns 9 and 12.

As was the case with last year’s Grand Prix, the event will see two DRS zones in a bid to encourage overtaking on the notoriously passing-unfriendly layout.

“The first has a detection point 86 metres before Turn Nine and an activation point 40 metres after. DRS detection point two is at the Safety Car line, with activation 157 metres after Turn 16,” the FIA confirmed.

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