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Webber supports 2013 DRS restrictions
Sunday 17th February 2013, 18:53 by TF1T Staff
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Mark Webber supports the revised DRS regulations for the 2013 Formula One season, which limits its use during practice and qualifying.
The FIA changed the rules in order to improve safety. Instead of allowing unlimited use on Friday and Saturday, the drag-reducing device can now only be used at pre-determined zones.
These are the same zones used during the race.
"I think it's good," said Webber of the move. "The drivers have been pushing for it for quite a while, just to have the DRS in the sections where we have it in the race in qualifying.
"It didn't really make any sense for the teams, the drivers and the fans to run on Friday and Saturday with the DRS open. It just adds a bit more risk, and when we can manage that a bit better then why not?"
The change will also benefit the teams which previously had to account for its use throughout qualifying, therefore their chosen gearing and wing-angle were compromised for either Saturday or Sunday, depending on which session they chose to optimise their set-up for.
"I think all the teams are happy now, they can get their gearing right to make it still worthwhile to have the DRS," added Webber.
The Red Bull driver admitted it might take him a while to get used to the new regulations though.
"I'm still trying to use the DRS in a few places so I'm going to have to get used to that."