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Wet and dry conditions - ride-height variation 11 September 2005

The teams faced a real dilemma in Spa- they had to set their cars up for the race ahead of qualifying on Saturday, highly unsure whether it would rain or not on Sunday. In the wet ride heights must be raised to avoid aquaplaning - however this makes the car's aerodynamics less efficient and alters its handling dynamics. Wet ride height is usually around 1.5cm greater than dry, although in this weekend's changeable conditions in Belgium some teams may have opted for a slightly lesser compromise.