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Single DRS zone in Singapore
The FIA has announced that there will be just one DRS zone at the Marina Bay circuit for the Singapore Grand Prix.
The Italian Grand Prix at Monza saw two separate zones with two separate detection points used for the first time, following on from double zones in Canada and Valencia. On the bumpy street circuit in Singapore, however, the FIA has reverted to a single DRS zone which will be placed between turns five and seven.
The detection point for the zone is 230m before turn five, with the activation point located 35m after the apex of the corner. With the slight right hand kink of turn six taken completely flat out, the drivers can then use the DRS until the braking zone for turn seven, which is the best overtaking opportunity on the circuit.
The run between turns five and seven sees the cars hit their highest speed on the track at nearly 300km/h, with the drivers on full throttle for almost ten seconds.
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