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FIA confirms DRS zone for Austin

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15/11/2012

The FIA has confirmed that there will be one DRS zone at the Circuit of the Americas for this weekend's United States Grand Prix.

The detection zone is 150 metres after Turn 10, with activation 320 metres after Turn 11 on the back straight.

The stewards this weekend include Emerson Fittipaldi, winner of 14 Grands Prix and two Drivers' Championships.

Now 65, Fittipaldi, racing for Team Lotus, became F1's youngest ever champion in 1972 at the age of 25 years and 273 days (a record since beaten by Fernando Alonso in 2005, Lewis Hamilton in 2008 and Sebastian Vettel in 2010).

In a decade-long F1 career from 1970-1980, Fittipaldi scored 281 points, took six pole positions and scored six fastest laps. he won a second Drivers' Championship in 1974 with McLaren.

Fittipaldi later went on to a distinguished career in single seater racing in the US, where he recorded two Indy 500 victories (in 1989 and 1993) and also a Champ Car title win in 1989.

He is joined by FIA Vice President, Jose Abed, founder of the Mexican Organisation of International Motor Sport (OMDAI), and Garry Connelly, Deputy President, FIA Institute, Australian Institute of Motor Sport Safety, F1 and WTCC Steward and World Motor Sport Council member. Both of whom worked together at Singapore

To check out the official 2012 FOM circuit map, click here.

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