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Monaco set-up - dampers 16 May 2005

Monte Carlo's bumpy circuit forces teams to use greater ride heights, close to those normally reserved for wet conditions. To absorb the bumps, damper (orange arrow) and torsion bar (in blue) settings are softer. This makes the car easier to drive in tight corners. The downside is reduced aero efficiency, but this is of little relevance here due to the low average speeds.