Singapore Grand Prix DRS Zone is already being spiced up with the FIA adding an additional DRS zone to Marina Bay city track.
The DRS zone has been a newer, but regularly rule that the FIA introduced to the drivers in an effort to make the races more interesting and create more overtaking opportunities. In previous years, there have only been two overtaking positions on the street track well known to be suited for specific cars like the Red Bull. And with the Singapore circuit having the most turns of any circuit on the F1 calendar, increased detection zones make things that much more interesting.
A new detection zone is placed following the exit of turn 12. The new actual DRS zone now positioned just after the exit of Turn 13 as you can see from the graphic the official Singapore circuit twitter account published today. This will create so very fast middle sector times considering will be making their overtake if they utilize DRS just as they position their car for sector 2.
This makes things even more interesting for the Scuderia as this track has never really been a circuit they excel at due to the down force and aerodynamic packages. But with another detection zone added, this shifts things ever so slightly back to Ferrari. Lewis is well aware of their straight line speed as he was quotes in an interview after the Canadian Grand Prix.This doesn’t guarantee they can take the fight to Mercedes, or Red Bull for that matter, but it does mean you should stop counting them out for this one. Especially with all the form questions for Vettel and Leclerc on a hot streak – they’ll both have something to prove.
Lewis Hamilton at the Canadian Grand Prix Regarding Ferrari’s Straight Line Speed – June 2019
They definitely have another power mode that we currently don’t have. So, all of a sudden they turn up the power and he pulls away massively on the straight, even if I have DRS open.
Just to refresh your memory, the two DRS zones that carried over from last year are just after Singapore’s longest straight (Turn 5). This is a dog-leg right slight curve that leads into the Turn 7 approach; which will be a lively overtaking spot as it has been in recent years. The remaining DRS zone is on the final straight that blends the start and finish points after the 21st turn.
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