A new DRS zone has been added to the Marina Bay circuit to increase overtaking opportunities during this weekend’s Singapore Grand Prix.
The other two DRS zones on the five-kilometre circuit are unchanged from last year, situated at the exits of corners five and 23.
Several other circuits have had DRS zones removed or shortened this year. Silverstone and Hockenheim both removed their third DRS zones. The larger rear wings on this year’s cars has made DRS more powerful.
However the tight Singapore circuit has previously been one of the most difficult for overtaking. According to Mercedes, just 19 passes occurred during last year’s race, five of which involved DRS. This was a fall from 46 (two with DRS) in 2018.
FIA race director Michael Masi has conducted a review of how DRS contributed to the racing last year and revised the zones at several circuits for 2019.
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