Wing Regs in a nutshell

Here is a very simple guide to how the new DRS wings will be used this weekend in Australia.

DRS can only be used if car A is within a second of car B at the timing beam on the run in to Turn 14, which is noted by a line across the track.

Between Turn 14 and the beginning of the overtaking / activation zone at Turn 16, the driver of car A will be notified that he can use the DRS in the overtaking zone.

If car A is within a second of car B at the timing zone, but driver B pulls into the pits at the end of the lap, the driver of car A can still use DRS in the overtaking zone.

If car A has been lapped by the driver of car B, but car A is still within a second of car B at the timing zone, the driver of car A can use the DRS in the overtaking zone.

If the track is declared wet, the DRS cannot be used.

DRS can be used at any point around the track in all practice sessions (including qualifying) unless otherwise stated by race control.

For reference, the detection point for the gap between drivers is 13 metres before Turn 14, and the activation point for DRS is on turn in for Turn 16, 867 metres before Turn 1.

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5 thoughts on “Wing Regs in a nutshell

  1. “…the detection point for the gap between drivers is 13 metres before Turn 14…” <–So does the 13 meters start before the white line or at it? Thanks, keep up the good work!

  2. How does “declared wet” get defined? I would have thought the simplest would be to say you can’t use DRS if you’ve got intermediate or wet tyres on rather than have a steward or whoever decide.

  3. “Angel’s Trumpets and Devil’s Trombones”… I can’t think of a better way of describing a 192 (176 for this case) cylinder orchestra. Props for the Kubrick reference.

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