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DRS zone extended at Bahrain circuit

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05/04/2018

Other than routine maintenance, for the second successive year no changes of significance have been made at the Bahrain International Circuit.

On the other hand, while the DRS sectors at the circuit are broadly similar to last year, a further 100m has been added to the second zone, which now runs for much of the length of the main pit straight.

The detection point of the first zone is 10m before Turn 9 with the activation point 50m after Turn 10, while the second zone's detection point is 108m before Turn 14, with activation occurring 170m after Turn 15.

As in 2017 and 2016, Pirelli is making the supersoft, soft and medium available for the desert race

Last year's race, which was held a week later than this year's event, saw Sebastian Vettel take victory on a two-stop strategy, the German starting on the supersofts before another stint on the red-banded rubber before finally switching to softs.

A similar strategy was used by third and fourth placed Bottas and Raikkonen, while second-placed Hamilton started on supers before switching to softs for his final two stints.

Check out our Thursday gallery from Bahrain, here.

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1. Posted by Motorsport-fan, 05/04/2018 8:49

"Doing there best to "create" overtaking, how about a few other options to artificially aid the overtaking, every other lap a car has to run with 1500 lower rpm, or not use top gear, sorry being a bit cynical, apologies. "

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