The FIA may ban drivers from using the Drag Reduction System at Eau Rouge at all times during the Belgian Grand Prix.
Race director Charlie Whiting confirmed to F1 Fanatic the step is being considered solely for the famous corner and not any other points on the Spa-Francorchamps circuit.
Eau Rouge is taken flat out in dry conditions and last year some drivers were using their F-ducts to carry more speed through it, which required some of them to tackle it with one hand off the wheel.
There are concerns drivers may suffer a high-speed crash if they attempt to take Eau Rouge using DRS.
Rubens Barrichello voiced this concern before the season began, saying Eau Rouge could be “too loose” if it was tackled with DRS.
“We?óÔé¼Ôäóre going to see crashes going on,” he said. “And that?óÔé¼Ôäós not the purpose.
“You?óÔé¼Ôäóre going to gamble. I mean, last year we had to raise the knee to make it work, and I went through Eau Rouge with one leg, and that?óÔé¼Ôäós not the purpose.”
Mercedes expect drivers will use DRS over 63% of the lap at Spa-Francorchamps, more than any other circuit bar Monza.
The FIA has only banned the use of DRS at one other corner previously, in the tunnel during the Monaco Grand Prix weekend.
A final decision on whether the ban will happen is expected tomorrow.
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