Get ready for a record four DRS zones at Albert Park

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Get ready for a record four DRS zones at Albert Park

It has been confirmed that 4 DRS zones will probably be lively on the Australian Grand Prix, the very best quantity but in System 1.

Not since 2020 has System 1 visited Albert Park, residence of the Australian Grand Prix, however one should go additional again nonetheless to seek out the final time that the collection went racing across the venue.

Though System 1 personnel confirmed up for the 2020 Australian Grand Prix, which was set to kick-off that season, the worldwide pandemic had began to take maintain and the race weekend was shelved shortly earlier than the sunshine would have gone inexperienced for FP1.

The Australian Grand Prix was later cancelled, the identical occurring in 2021.

Nevertheless, loads of work has been happening in System 1’s absence, with the observe present process a redesign which it’s hoped will vastly enhance the standard of racing and open up extra overtaking alternatives.

Detailing the adjustments beforehand, Australian Grand Prix Company CEO Andrew Westacott, mentioned, as informed Motorsport.com: “5 seconds a lap faster, however [with] the new-spec vehicles, nearer racing.

“You’ll be able to truly tail the automotive in entrance and count on to have the ability to overtake and be in a aggressive place.

“The principle location is Flip 11 on the south finish of the lake close to Ross Gregory Drive and Ross Gregory Oval. We count on that to be a significant overtaking alternative.

“The widening of 5 different turns, notably the rise of velocity at Flip 6 the place they’re going to go from about 90 km/h to 150 km/h, that actually does set it up for speeds in extra of 330 okay /h round Lakeside [Drive], pulling 4 and a half Gs.”

The observe has additionally been decreased from 16 to 14 corners, however but, we are going to see extra DRS zones than ever earlier than.

The primary zone will probably be lively down the primary straight, the detection line positioned on the strategy to Flip 13.

There’ll then be one other DRS zone within the run from Flip 2 right down to Flip 3.

Popping out of Flip 6, that is the place the primary DRS detection level of that lap will probably be, as drivers then energy all through to Flip 9.

And to offer an extra tempo enhance, the driving force will be capable to activate DRS after leaving Flip 8, the zone ending because the heavy braking level of Flip 9 arrives.

 

There’ll then be one closing DRS zone for the lap, that activating because the drivers depart Flip 10 and energy down the brief straight into the 90-degrees right-hander of Flip 11, which has now been widened to make an overtake try that bit extra tempting.

 

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