Nico Rosberg, Mercedes, Buddh International Circuit, 2012

Rosberg: Longer DRS zone should increase overtaking

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Nico Rosberg, Mercedes, Buddh International Circuit, 2012Nico Rosberg believes the longer DRS zone at this weekend’s Indian Grand Prix should increase the opportunities for overtaking at a track which has seen two processional races.

“The track has what it needs to be able to overtake well and for there to be exciting races,” said Rosberg during today’s press conference.

They’ve extended the DRS zone a bit to try and make it easier to overtake, let’s see how that goes, should be in the right direction.”

Mark Webber said it was “generally the case at a lot of circuits” that there was only one or two places to make a pass.

“The second and third sector are quite quick, it’s not easy to get a move done there,” he said. “Most of the focus is on the first sector and the beginning of the second.”

“But that’s not against the circuit, that’s how a lot of tracks are. We like the rest of the rhythm and the layout because it’s quite challenging, it’s quite quick, that little bit of undulation. There’s a lot of good qualities inside the circuit.”

“The racing hasn’t been super-exciting in the last few years,” he added, “maybe it’s not the same again on Sunday. Time will tell.”

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5 comments on “Rosberg: Longer DRS zone should increase overtaking”

  1. I will believe it when I see it. Although longer DRS zones only help in getting us artificial drive bys anyway, and not real passes.

    1. (@bascb

      Hopefully, it won’t be like what happened in SPA. Cause last year, I remember that when Lewis and Webber were battling for 3rd place, Lewis gained immensely on Webber by using DRS even though Lewis locked up into the hairpin before the long back straight.

      1. Thats wrong because Ham got took out first lap;

        1. (@danclapp

          What do you mean “Ham got took out first lap”?
          In SPA? In Suzuka? In India?

  2. It will not increase overtaking, It will increase easy & boring highway passing & that is NOT interesting or exciting.

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