The DRS detection and activation zones at Imola have each been barely adjusted, to be additional across the lap from the beginning/end line than eventually yr’s Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix.
There’ll nonetheless solely be one zone every for DRS detection and activation, each on the finish of a lap however adjusted barely to permit drivers to open DRS forward of the end line.
The DRS detection level has moved again from 40 metres after flip 18, the place vehicles are heading in the direction of the beginning/end line, to twenty metres earlier than flip 17. The DRS activation zone has additionally moved again, shifting from the end line to 60 metres earlier than flip 19.
Flip 19 being a flat-out kink within the begin/end straight signifies that vehicles activating DRS earlier than it is going to be capable of have a bonus earlier on the best way by means of flip one and forward of the tougher braking zone of turns two and three.
Shifting the activation zone again extends the DRS zone, hoped to help overtaking after a relative lack of on-track motion in the course of the race held at Imola in 2020, particularly compared to the race previous it at Portimao, the place DRS performed a major half in driver’s passing one another on the beginning/end straight.
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