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Unchanged DRS zone for 2012 Hungarian GP

F1 governing body the FIA has decided the DRS zone for this weekend’s Hungarian Grand Prix, with the activation point placed just before the pit straight.

DRS zone will start 70 meters following the apex of the last curve, with the detection zone is just prior to turn 14.

Hungarian GP has usually been a tricky spot to overtake at, with the downhill right-handed first turn remaining the most common location for passes, despite a track revamp a few years ago to try and produce more opportunities elsewhere on the lap.

The usual behavior of the Hungarian Grand Prix is doesn’t give an opportunity to overtaking, but the last season race gives 56 overtakes evaluated to eight in 2010 and seven in 2009 season respectively.

DRS will able to be activated freely in practice and qualifying, earlier than usage is restricted to the allowed zone in Sunday main race. If rain falls during any of the sessions, Race Director Charlie Whiting has the ability to prevent drivers from using the device.


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