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FIA has added another DRS zone for Canadian GP

Utkarsh Bhatla
|Mon Jun 04 2018

Lack of overtaking marred the Monaco GP for both the drivers and for the fans, as the prestigious race lacked excitement.

Alonso and Hamilton were both very vocal about how FIA needs to come up with some rule tweaks in order to stop the processional Monaco GP and make it more of the spectacle that it deserves to be.

And whilst the Monaco GP isn’t for another year, the FIA have gone on and done the next best thing, and have added a third DRS zone to the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve for this weekend’s Canadian Grand Prix.

The third DRS zone runs between turns seven and eight.

While a few tracks have had their DRS zones extended, a couple of circuits have received an extra DRS zone this year in order to boost overtaking.

FIA are doing everything in their power to bring more entertainment to your TV sets and have thus tried to bring in more DRS zones or increase the effect of the existing ones by going through with the suggested aerodynamic changes.

We’ll have to wait and see if the increased number of DRS zones help cars overtake each other or it is just another failed attempt at helping aid overtaking.

Ross Brawn, the managing director of Formula 1 has confirmed that increasing the DRS Zones is only a short-term method, as F1 as a sport is working towards finding newer and more effective ways of facilitating overtaking in F1.

But until then, increasing a DRS zone seems like the best way to go about it.

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