FIA confirm DRS zones for Germany and Hungary

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After it was announced earlier this week that there would be two DRS zones at the British Grand Prix, the FIA has continued this trend by confirming the zones for the German and Hungarian Grands Prix.

For the race at the Nurburgring, one DRS zone will run along the back straight of the circuit en route to the final chicane, as was seen at the 2011 German Grand Prix. However, for 2013, there will be another zone along the main straight, with the detection point being on the final corner.

In Hungary, once again, the existing DRS zone along the main straight is retained, but a second zone has been added on the straight between turns two and three. The detection point for the main straight (on the final corner) will also act as the marker for this second zone, which should allow drivers to overtake down the straight and pull away heading towards turn three.

The addition of a second zone in Hungary will be welcomed by many as overtaking at the track is notoriously difficult thanks to its tight and twisty nature. However, the numerous critics of DRS will once again cry foul play, believing that overtaking has become too easy.

Racing world reacts to Danica Patrick’s Daytona, Indy double news

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Here’s a sampling of quotes and social media reaction to Danica Patrick’s news announced earlier Friday that this would be her last full-time season as a driver, and that she’ll race in the Daytona 500 and Indianapolis 500 only in 2018.

This ends a full-time stretch in the top flights of NASCAR and IndyCar. She was in NASCAR from 2012 through 2017, and IndyCar from 2005 through 2011.

Her’s her own post on Twitter and Instagram.

Well…. 2018 Daytona 500 and Indy 500 here I come. 🙌🏼

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IMS President J. Douglas Boles

“We’re glad Danica plans to return to the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil next May,” IMS President J. Douglas Boles said. “Her final career start will make what’s already shaping up to be a terrific Month of May even more interesting for our fans.

“It’s also fitting that Danica is wrapping up her career at the place and in the race where she became a household name and captured the world’s attention in 2005 – the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the Indianapolis 500. We’re looking forward to seeing her back in an Indy car next May alongside all of the tremendous drivers of the Verizon IndyCar Series.”

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