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Italian Grand Prix to have two separate DRS zones // The FIA confirm two independent zones around the Monza circuit

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Italian Grand Prix to have two separate DRS zones
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The upcoming Italian Grand Prix at Monza will have two distinct DRS zones for the first time this year. The FIA have been tweaking the DRS situation depending on each circuit. We have previously seen one DRS detection zone followed by one activation zone, one detection zone followed by two activations, and now two separate detection zones with an activation each. They are likely to be in place along the home straight, and further round the circuit just before the Ascari chicane.

There has been some criticism of the DRS placement at this weekend’s Belgian Grand Prix, with Ferrari boss Stefano Domenicali complaining that it made overtaking quite easy. He was concerned that the drivers could catch up at Eau Rouge and then be in line for overtaking no matter what, whereas at previous races it has been a little bit more difficult.

McLaren chief Martin Whitmarsh disagrees though, saying: “We are immersed as full time professionals in F1 and obsessed by championships, but I think the punter that watches on television wants a great show and we are doing that.”