The FIA has extended the movable rear wing passing zone to before the final corner of the Albert Park circuit for this weekend's Australian Grand Prix. The zone, which is the only place on the track where drivers will be able to use their movable wing in the race, will now start from just before the final turn onto the start-finish straight.
The exact start of the zone, which will be marked on the track with a painted line, is 867 meters (948 yards) before Turn 1. By starting the zone before the final corner, it means drivers who are eligible will be able to try and use their wing the instant they get on to the start/finish straight.
With the zone starting before the final corner, the FIA has moved the detection zone – which will monitor when a pursuing car is less than one second behind a rival – to just before Turn 14. This will then give drivers a few extra seconds, as they run down to the Turn 15 left-hander, to be properly notified that they were within the one-second margin and that they can use their rear wing.