McLaren wary of double DRS Zones
McLaren technical director Paddy Lowe has openly said that he thinks having two DRS zones for the Grand Prix this weekend in Canada is not necessary
at all. We all know that the DRS has played a major part when it come to overtaking and we have definitely seen an increase of numbers there, but Lowe has remained cautious and doesn't think that having two zones will help overtaking as much as everyones thinks it might.
Our own analysis, which hasn't been extensive I must admit, seems to say that it will not particularly help and the roles of DRS will play out mainly in the initial straight from the hairpin, and that the second may just aid with the performance. In theory if you've overtaken on the first straight, ironically, they guy ahead will be able to continue to use the DRS on the second straight, even though he has already overtaken and he will open up an even bigger gap.
The Circuit Gilles Villeneuve will be the first venue in which the overtaking aid will have been used twice and we can expect to see the zones situated on the final straight and the pit straight. It'll be interesting to see how this all pans out this weekend as I think the majority of the teams are hoping for a lot of opportunities for overtaking.