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FIA to stop use of DRS under yellow flag

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Autosport report that F1 drivers will not use DRS (Drag Reduction System) under yellow flag, following the Formula 1 governing body FIA acted to resolve the argument around Michael Schumacher’s final lap in European Grand Prix at Valencia.

Red Bull racing complained to FIA that Michael Schumacher was used DRS after yellow flags in European GP. After the race stewards decided not to take action because they evaluate that Schumi had slowed down for the caution indication but he was used DRS for a short period of time before the curve.

Sebastian Vettel and Felipe Massa were punished for using DRS under yellow flags at the Spanish GP. FIA race director Charlie Whiting agreed to look into the matter over the Silverstone weekend.

Autosport:- New ban on the use DRS during yellow flag periods was implemented for the first time at the British Grand Prix in the wake of the collision between Pastor Maldonado and Sergio Perez. Before that ruling was laid down, Schumacher had said that he was always under the impression that as long as drivers slowed down for yellow flags then there should not be a problem.

“There are two basics to this one [yellow flags and DRS] and people seem to mix them up,” he said.

“There is no rule that says if you use DRS in a yellow zone that you automatically will be penalised. Depending on when it happens, you can prove that where the accident is you go slow and you significantly reduce your speed. Whether you use DRS or don’t use DRS, that is another story.

“But obviously if you use DRS from points A to point B, and you use 100% DRS, then it is likely that you have not slowed down and therefore you get a penalty.”


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