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FIA announces Hungary DRS

ESPNF1 Staff
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Turn one has traditionally been the best overtaking opportunity in Hungary © Sutton Images
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The FIA has announced that there will be just one DRS zone at the Hungarian Grand Prix, as at the last two races in Germany and Britain.

The governing body had trialled two zones in the previous races in Canada and Valencia, but that system requires a track layout with two straights in close proximity to one another. The tight and twisty nature of the Hungaroring means that only one DRS zone is possible, and it has been placed on the start-finish straight.

The medium speed circuit has been notoriously difficult to pass at in previous years as it is frequently described by the teams as 'Monaco without the walls'. In order to encourage overtaking in to turn one, the DRS activation point has been placed 70 metres after the apex of the final corner, allowing drivers to open the rear wing prior to straightening the car up on exit.

The detection point is located between turns thirteen and fourteen.