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Valencia down to one DRS zone

The European Grand Prix will feature just one DRS zone after last year's experiment with two was adjudged to have failed.
This weekend's Grand Prix of Europe will feature a single assisted overtaking zone after last year's experiment with two was deemed not to have been a success.

The FIA has confirmed that there will be just one DRS zone on the Valencia street circuit, situated on the long run between turn ten and the tight right-hand entry to the chicane at turn twelve, despite the venue not producing much passing its four previous races. The retained zone is the first encountered on last year's lap, with the second, between turns 14-17, being dropped.

The move comes just two weeks after the Canadian Grand Prix also revised its DRS policy in favour of a single zone on the run to the final chicane, although the Montreal circuit has always had its passing areas, unlike the tortuous layout in Valencia. Teams have already predicted that qualifying will play a bigger than usual role in determining results this weekend.

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brellnob - Unregistered

June 21, 2012 1:29 PM

F1 introduced DRS because of lack of passing. It is already hard to pass at Valencia. Why would you take away a zone at this track? Even if 2 weren't that effective, it's still better than one.

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