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Silverstone confirms two DRS zones for British GP

Jun 13, 2013, 3:45 PM EST

Force India Formula One driver Paul Di Resta of Britain test drives the VJM06 after its launch at the Silverstone race circuit Reuters

Silverstone race circuit has today confirmed that there will be two DRS zones at this year’s British Grand Prix, following the trend set by the majority of other tracks so far this season.

The news was confirmed from the circuit’s official Twitter account, stating: News just in!! We will have 2 DRS zones for the #BritishGP this year: Wellington Straight and Hangar Straight!”

This is one more than last season, which saw the Wellington Straight used as the sole DRS zone. The use of the Hangar Straight will please many fans who prefer the ‘old’ Silverstone circuit; the Wellington Straight only came into use at the grand prix in 2010.

However, this move will also see DRS become increasingly powerful at the race thanks to the circuit’s high-speed nature, as witnessed at last weekend’s Canadian Grand Prix, particularly perturbing many ‘purists’ who believe that DRS has a detrimental effect on the sport.

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