Max Verstappen “doesn’t really understand” why the FIA decided to remove the new DRS zone at the Albert Park Circuit.

It was announced on Saturday that the DRS zone between turns 10 and 11 would be removed for safety reasons. Verstappen, however, disagreed with that and assumed that it would affect the racing action.

“With taking away one DRS zone, it’s going to be harder,” he said.

“I don’t really understand why they took it away, because it was much safer than what we do in Jeddah, for example.

“It’s a bit of a mystery to me why that happened. But yeah, we’ll give it our best.”

The Dutchman also stated that one of the teams was against the DRS zone.

“There was only one team who complained about it and it got removed this morning, so I don’t really understand because, for me, it was way easier than doing it in, for example, Jeddah because there were way more corners.

“For me, there was never any issue with driving there with the DRS open. So yeah, you have to ask the FIA why they took it away.

“It’s a shame because it would have helped the racing.”

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