The new DRS zone which has been added at Silverstone for this weekend’s British Grand Prix will make turn one a challenging corner, says Esteban Ocon.
The Force India driver has tested driving the corner in the simulator and predicted it won’t be possible to follow another car closely with DRS open through Abbey.
“For sure I don’t think anyone will go their DRS open and close to another car. I don’t think that’s going to happen. But it’s going to bring a bit of spice.”
The new DRS zone runs from the exit of the final corner, Club, and drivers may keep DRS open until they brake for turn three, Village. Ocon’s team mate Sergio Perez expects the new DRS zone will affect teams in different ways.
“It will be interesting to see tomorrow because that can have an impact on some teams in qualifying that do not have the amount of downforce as other teams. They might be having to lift and you lose DRS.
“It will be interesting to see how it is tomorrow.”
Advert | Become a RaceFans supporter and
Don't miss anything new from RaceFans
Follow RaceFans on social media:
2018 F1 season
- Honda’s jet division helped F1 engineers solve power unit problem
- McLaren Racing losses rise after Honda split
- Ricciardo: Baku “s***show” was Red Bull’s fault
- “Drive to Survive Episode 1: All to Play For” reviewed
- F1’s television and social media audiences rose last year