DRS expected to be banned at Eau Rouge corner

Updated: 23 August 2011 16:23 IST

The use of Drag Reduction System is all set to be banned at the Eau Rouge corner of the Spa racing track for the upcoming Belgian Grand Prix, according to speculative reports  in European News Agencies.

DRS expected to be banned at Eau Rouge corner

New Delhi:

The use of Drag Reduction System (DRS) is all set to be banned at the Eau Rouge corner of the Spa racing track for the upcoming Belgian Grand Prix, according to speculative reports  in European News Agencies.


Safety is being seen as the primary reason for not allowing the use of the system which allows drivers to reduce downforce by 10% to increase top-speed. This can lead to potential accidents on the section that sees speeds of close to 180 mph. The BBC in a report, writes that race direcor Charlie Whiting feels a major crash if DRS is allowed, cannot be ruled out although all drivers have the necessaary experience and skill to manage their cars on this track.

The BBC however also writes that Formula 1 bosses suspect some teams to push the limits during the race and a chance cannot be taken when safety is concerned.

The particular section in focus has been part of the track since 1925 and has witnessed some classic high-speed duels between racers in the past.



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