A new DRS zone has been added to the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez for this weekend’s Mexican Grand Prix.
This extra zone is in addition to the two other zones on the main straight and at the exit of turn three, both of which are triggered by the same activation point in the stadium section.
Mexico’s round of the world championship has seen comparatively little overtaking since the revised track held its first race in 2015, according to Mercedes, who claimed the venue has “statistically the third fewest overtakes over the years”. The team recorded a total of 54 passes during the race, 26 of which it attributed to DRS.
Last year’s race was notable for particularly high levels of tyre degradation due to the softness of the tyres which were selected for it. Charles Leclerc was told over 50 times to save his tyres during the 71-lap event.
Don't miss anything new from RaceFans
Follow RaceFans on social media:
Advert | Become a RaceFans supporter and
2019 F1 season
- McLaren Racing reports reduced £71 million loss in 2019
- Kvyat: Hockenheim podium last year was “my biggest achievement” so far
- How the FIA’s new encrypted fuel flow meter targets Ferrari’s suspected ‘aliasing’ trick
- “He smashed my office door”: 23 must-see moments from ‘Drive to Survive’ season two
- ‘I should have done a better job. There’s things that I know I can do better’