As in India recently, there will be two separate DRS zones in use this weekend at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Throughout most of 2011, the first season of DRS deployment in F1 history, the FIA has installed only single detection and activation points for rear wing-assisted overtaking. But at Monza and India there were two distinct DRS areas, and the same approach will be seen in Abu Dhabi this weekend, it has emerged.
That is particularly good news for Yas Marina, as the otherwise spectacular venue is notoriously difficult to overtake on. Last year, for example, the layout was blamed for not allowing Fernando Alonso, the championship favourite, to overtake the slower Vitaly Petrov.
McLaren’s Jenson Button said: “It’s usually been quite difficult to overtake in Abu Dhabi, especially last year, but I think that DRS will change all that.
“It would be great to see the new rules turn this circuit into a place where overtaking is more common and more exciting,” he added.