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DRS to be reviewed after China

ESPNF1 Staff
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FIA race director Charlie Whiting has said that the governing body will analyse the effectiveness of the Drag Reduction System (DRS) after the Chinese Grand Prix.

The moveable rear wing was seen in race conditions for the first time in Melbourne, and although it led to some overtaking in to turn one, it was largely ineffective. The teams were critical of the positioning of the overtaking zone, with the preceding corner being the fast right-handed turn 16, despite the zone being the full length of the longest straight on the track.

Whiting said that the FIA were willing to make changes to the system if required, but that it needed more time to be analysed before making any decisions.

"It is true that the effectiveness of this system in Melbourne was not ideal," he is quoted by Swiss newspaper Le Temps. "The straight is too short and the corner before it too fast. We'll see what happens in Malaysia and China and then adapt the system as needed."