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Two DRS zones for India’s Buddh International 26 Oct 2011

The Buddh International Circuit, New Delhi, India The Buddh International Circuit, New Delhi, India

Drivers will get two chances per lap to use DRS in this Sunday’s 2011 Formula 1 Airtel Grand Prix of India, the FIA has confirmed. It follows the use of two zones in the Canadian, European and Italian races earlier in the year.

Like Monza, the all-new Buddh International Circuit will have independent detection points for each of its two zones - unlike Montreal and Valencia where both zones shared one detection point.

The first zone’s detection point is 10 metres after the penultimate Turn 15, with its activation point just 36 metres into the start-finish straight, which should ensure plenty of passing into the third-gear right hander that is Turn One.

After flowing through the gentle, left-hand curve known as Turn Two, the second zone’s detection point comes 16 metres before the Turn Three hairpin. Drivers can then activate DRS 510 metres into the New Delhi circuit’s back straight, which is one of the longest on the calendar.

That heads into a low-speed, second-gear right hander (Turn Four), which again should present a good overtaking opportunity.

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