OCTOBER 26, 2011
Double DRS zone set to boost Indian GP excitement
The inaugural Indian GP this coming weekend will be only the second race this year to feature double DRS zones with individual activation points.
There have also been double DRS zones in Montreal, Valencia and Monza but the Italian GP was the only one to feature separate activation zones.
The first of the Buddh International Circuit's detection zones comes 10 metres after the penultimate Turn 15, with its activation point just over 30m into the start-finish straight in the aim of facilitating overtaking into Turn 1.
The second detection zone is just before the Turn 3 hairpin and permits activation after 500m of the long back straight, which leads to the slow Turn 4 right-hander that, again, is expected to provide a genuine overtaking opportunity.
At some circuits DRS had been adjudged a strong success, while others, even the double zone Monza, have prompted comments that the effects needed to be stronger.