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F1 Singapore: Two DRS zones at the Grand Prix of Singapore

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The Marina Bay Formula 1 circuit in Singapore will have a second DRS zone for this year’s race.

The detection point of the first zone will be located 230m before Turn 5 and the activation zone will begin 50m after the apex of Turn 5.

The detection point of the second zone will be located 80m before the apex of Turn22 and the activation zone will begin 45m after the apex of Turn 23.

F1 DRS Singapore

Lotus’s trackside operations director Alan Permane expects the extra DRS zone will do little to make it easier for drivers to pass each other.

“The additional DRS zone along the pit straight is very short so we wouldn’t expect that to have much of a bearing on overtaking,” said Permane in a Lotus press release.

“It may help a driver close up to the car in front through the opening sequence of corners, but even the original section from turn five to seven is quite a tricky place to make a move so it’s unlikely to have a major influence.”