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Silverstone to have one DRS zone

ESPNF1 Staff
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The DRS zone will be on the Wellington straight to the braking zone for Brooklands © Getty Images
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The FIA has announced that there will be only one DRS zone for the British Grand Prix.

The last two races in Canada and Valencia have seen two DRS zones trialled to mixed success. On both occasions there was one detection point, and in Canada most passes took place in the first zone, meaning the same driver could then pull away in the second zone. In Valencia, on the other hand, overtaking was less frequent.

At Silverstone, however, the system will revert to just the one zone as was common earlier in the season, with the zone being positioned from just after turn four to include the turn five kink and the Wellington straight on the run down to Brooklands, which will be turn six on the new track layout. The FIA had considered having two zones at Silverstone, with the second being on the old pit straight after Woodcote, but have now decided one will be sufficient.

The detection point for the zone will be before Village, the new turn three.