Third DRS zone added for Bahrain F1 track ahead of 2019 Grand Prix

A third DRS zone has been added to the Bahrain circuit for the second round of the 2019 Formula 1 season, which is taking place this weekend

Third DRS zone added for Bahrain F1 track ahead of 2019 Grand Prix

Drivers will now be able to activate their drag-reduction system on the exit of the opening sequence of corners and use it to attack into the Turn 4 right-hander.

The detection point for the new zone has been placed 50 metres before the first corner and the activation point is just on the exit of the right-hand kind after the opening complex.

It means drivers will have DRS use on all three of the Sakhir circuit's meaningful straights.

They can use DRS along the start-finish straight after activating on the exit of the final corner.

The new zone will give drivers a second chance to immediately attack again using DRS if they are not quite close enough to make a pass into the first corner.

There is also another zone on the back straight.

The effect of DRS is more powerful in 2019 because of the bigger rear wings that have been introduced.

Coupled with simplified aerodynamics at the front of the cars that are designed to make it easier for drivers to follow each other, this should encourage closer racing and more overtaking on more traditional layouts such as the Bahrain track.

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