FIA refuses to ban DRS for Monaco

By on Monday, May 9, 2011

May 9 (GMM) The FIA has refused to ban the adjustable rear wing overtaking system 'DRS' for the Monaco grand prix later in May.

Some teams and drivers pushed for the ban on safety grounds for the uniquely narrow and twisty street layout.

According to L'Equipe, another argument used by teams opposed to DRS for Monaco was that they would have to redesign the system to fit the bespoke high-downforce rear wings used in the Principality.

But Charlie Whiting ruled out a regulation change for Monaco, informing the teams in Turkey on Sunday according to Spanish news agency EFE.

Ferrari team boss Stefano Domenicali confirmed that "intensive discussions" took place but declined to say which side of the argument he is on.

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