Formula 1 drops third DRS zone for Silverstone

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Sunday's British Grand Prix at Silverstone will revert back to just two DRS zones following the FIA and F1's decision to remove the third section that was introduced in 2018.

In a bid to increase overtaking opportunities last year, F1 added a third DRS zone starting on the pit straight and covering the first two sweeps through Abbey and Farm.

However, the additional stretch proved problematic, with drivers running through Abbey's fast right-hander with minimum downforce, which caught out Marcus Ericsson and Romain Grosjean who crashed after failing to disengage their DRS in time.

The controversial DRS section has therefore been dropped for this weekend's event, with Silverstone going back to its two original zones located on the Wellington and Hanger straights.

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