The opening Grand Prix of the 2018 season in Australia saw the addition of third DRS zone for the first time, in an effort to help overtaking on the historically tough to pass Melbourne circuit.
Of course the FIA and organisers should be commended for trying to address a longstanding problem of the Albert Park circuit. Sadly come race day the extra DRS zone between turns 12 and 13 had little real impact.
Whilst it was acknowledged early that the zone was not likely to lead to overtaking into turn 13, it was hoped it would allow the following car to close up through the tighter turn 14- 16 section and therefore put them in striking distance on the front straight.
In the end it simply didn’t came to pass and both the home straight and the run down to turn three were not long enough and cars simply couldn’t follow that close behind anyway.Read More