Bahrain DRS zone announced

Bahrain’s first ever DRS zone has been placed on the main straight of the Sakhir circuit. The overtake-aiding system was introduced last year and Bahrain should have been the first country to host a Formula 1 race which included it, but the event was cancelled because of civil unrest.

With the detection beam placed 108 meters before Turn 14, drivers within a second of the car in front (from the third lap after the start or a restart) will be able to use DRS from 270 meters after the final corner, boosting passing opportunities into Turn 1.

KERS – the other tool designed to help overtaking in F1 – has already had an outing at Sakhir, as a handful of teams were running with it in its earliest form three years ago.

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