Warwick to be FIA driver steward in Bahrain

Warwick to be FIA driver steward in Bahrain

1 April 2014 – Derwick Warwick will be the FIA’s driver steward at the Bahrain Grand Prix this weekend, it has been announced.

Warwick, who has been President of the British Racing Drivers' Club since 2011, made almost 150 F1 appearances during his stint at the pinnacle of the sport from 1981 to 1993, appearing for Toleman, Renault, Brabham, Arrows and Lotus. He scored 71 points and achieved four podium finishes, with two fastest laps. He was also the World Sportscar Champion in 1992, driving for Peugeot and won Le Mans in the same year.

He has been a frequent FIA driver steward and this will be his 11th appearance in the role. He last took up the position in Singapore last season.

Meanwhile, the FIA has confirmed that the DRS sectors at the Bahrain International Circuit will be the same as in 2013: “The detection point of the first zone is 10m before Turn Nine and the activation point is 50m after Turn 10. The second zone’s detection point is 108m before Turn 14, with activation occurring 270m after Turn 15,” the FIA stated.

There are no changes to the circuit, although as it is now a night race, lighting has been installed around the track and run-off areas.

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