Bahrain's main DRS zone shortened for 2023 race RaceFans

Bahrain’s main DRS zone shortened for 2023 race RaceFans

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The FIA ​​has short-circuited one in all three DRS zones on the Bahrain Worldwide Circuit for this yr’s season opening race.

The primary DRS zone of the lap between Turns 3 and 4 and the second on the straight between Turns 10 and 11 remained unchanged, whereas the activation level of the longest DRS zones on the pit straight was shifted 80 meters additional down the straight.

Beforehand, the activation level was positioned 170 m after the final flip of the lap, Flip 15, and can now be 250 m after the flip, however nonetheless earlier than the pit lane entrance. The shortening of the DRS zone reveals that the FIA ​​believes this yr’s technical rules have made it simpler to overhaul on the observe.

The FIA ​​and F1 had beforehand introduced an adjustment to the DRS zones for the 4 races to be held on the Jeddah Corniche Circuit, Melbourne, Baku and Albert Park in Miami. In comparison with final yr’s races, they intention to make the transitions kind of troublesome on the tracks. This will likely be executed by repositioning “detection and activation zones” on tracks and can embody the reintroduction of a fourth DRS zone in Melbourne.

Aside from the DRS zones, the configuration of the Bahrain circuit, the place pre-season testing of the F1 groups is held, has not modified a lot. The identical DRS zones are used for Components 2 and Components 3 assist races on the observe.

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