Formula 1 race director Charlie Whiting has confirmed that next week’s German Grand Prix at Hockenheim will feature a third DRS zone located on the track’s main straight.

The race returns to the F1 calendar this year after missing from the schedule in 2017.

The additional DRS zone, destined once again to promote overtaking, will compliment the existing two detection and activation areas situated between Turn 1 and 2, and Turns 5 and 6.

“[There will be] one extra on the pit straight, with one detection for the pit straight and the run from Turn 1 to Turn 2,” Whiting said.

“Then the main one going down into Turn 6 will be a bit longer.”

Commenting on last weekend’s British Grand Prix, Whiting admitted the third DRs zone added at Silverstone did not boost overtaking.

“I don’t think it actually helped,” he said.

“The idea was that drivers might get a little bit closer than they would have done otherwise and therefore be in a better position to attack on the straights between Turns 5 and 6.”

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