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The FIA has confirmed that as in 2011, there will be two DRS zones at the Yas Marina circuit for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
The first detection zone is 40 metres before Turn 7 with activation 390 metres after the corner on the long back straight. The second detection zone is 50 metres after Turn 9 with activation on the apex of Turn 10.
Very few changes have been made since 2011 other than higher kerbs, similar to those on the apex of turns 8 and 9, have been installed on the apexes of turns 5, 6, 12, 13, 14, 18 and 19.
The stewards this weekend include former F1 star, World Sportscar Champion and BRDC president Derek Warwick, who is making his seventh appearance as an FIA driver steward having last been on duty at Suzuka.
Warwick contested 146 Grands Prix, between 1981 and 1993, for Toleman, Renault, Brabham, Arrows and Lotus. He scored 71 points and achieved four podium finishes, with two fastest laps. He was World Sportscar Champion in 1992, driving for Peugeot. He also won Le Mans in the same year.
As well as racing Jaguar Sportscars in 1986 and 1991, Warwick competed in the British Touring Car Championship in 1995, 1997 and 1998, as well as making one more appearance at the Le Mans in 1996, driving for the Courage Competition team.
He is joined by Lars Osterlind, FIA World Council Member and Honorary President of the Swedish Automobile Sport Federation, who was also on duty in Japan, and Radovan Novak, Sec General of the Autoclub of the Czech Republic (ACCR) and World Motor Sport Council member, who last officiated in Hungary
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