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Ferrari F2007 - bib stay 04 April 2007

The sprung supporting element on the F2007's bib stay (the front section of floor under the splitter) was the subject of much media attention in Melbourne. Had Ferrari and/or other teams found a way to pass the floor deflection test, but then allow greater upward movement at speed to gain an aerodynamic advantage? The predetermined rate and preload of such a sprung device could make this possible. However, all cars passed scrutineering and Ferrari maintain the device simply allows limited - and legal - movement to avoid damage to the floor as the car rides over kerbs.