The FIA will keep with tradition and retain two DRS zones for this weekend’s Italian Grand Prix.
The Autodromo Nazionale di Monza has featured two overtaking assistance zones since the DRS concept was introduced to the sport in 2011. Once again, the first will be placed between Lesmo 2 and the Ascari chicane, while the second will run along the start/finish straight.
Both zones will have separate detection zones; the first zone’s is before Lesmo 2, while the second is placed before the Parabolica right-hander.
The circuit has also undergone a radical change at the Parabolica, with just over one-third of the corner’s gravel trap run-off being asphalted over.
While the move was met with widespread disapproval among the more purist fans of the sport, FIA Race Director Charlie Whiting has insisted that the change came about due to safety grounds after consultation with the drivers.
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