Two DRS zones confirmed for Yas Marina
1 November 2012 – Formula One Management (FOM) has confirmed two DRS zones for this weekend’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, with passing known to be notoriously difficult at Yas Marina.
Since the desert circuit debuted in F1, overtaking has been somewhat impossible at times; this was best highlighted in the 2010 championship finale when both Fernando Alonso and Mark Webber, title contenders, were unable to pass Vitaly Petrov.
The first DRS zone comes on the long back straight after the hairpin, with the detection beam placed on the entry to Turn 7. The second activation zone is the run down towards Turn 11, where Alonso went off-track when attempting to overhaul Petrov.