A second DRS zone has been added to Portimao, while the existing zone has been shortened, ahead of the circuit hosting this weekend’s Formula 1 Portuguese Grand Prix.
Formula 1 returned to Portugal in 2020 following a 24-year absence and competed at the Portimao circuit for the first time.
On that occasion one DRS zone was in place along the main straight but for the upcoming event a second zone has been installed.
The new zone will be located between Turns 4 and 5, with the detection point 35 metres before the uphill left-hander, and the activation point 180 metres after the exit.
The existing DRS zone has also been shortened compared to the 2020 running of the event.
The detection point will now be 65 metres after the exit of Turn 15 and the activation point 245 metres after Turn 15.
This is a reduction of 120 metres compared to last year’s round.