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04/26/11
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DRS to be banned in Monaco?  UPDATE
Monaco has no long straight to use DRS
(GMM)  F1's governing body is considering banning the 'DRS' moveable wing systems for Monaco.

Italy's Autosprint magazine said the reason for the ban would be the danger of the system's deployment on the famously tight and twisty street layout.

Moreover, DRS would probably be of limited benefit in the Principality, given the lack of a proper straight.

Autosprint said the main fear regarding DRS and Monaco is the free usage of the system in practice and qualifying, and the fact that the curving high-speed tunnel is the most logical place for deployment of the system in the race.

"The final decision will be taken by the FIA after a meeting with the teams and drivers at the Turkish grand prix," the report said.

04/22/11 Formula 1 chiefs are considering banning the use of the Drag Reduction System for the Monaco Grand Prix because of safety considerations, AUTOSPORT reports  A number of drivers have expressed reservations about the use of DRS in Monaco because of the track's unique characteristics.

As well as there being no long straight where a DRS overtaking zone would be very effective, drivers are worried that its free use throughout practice and qualifying could compromise safety.

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