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Ferrari F2007 - front barge boards & suspension 18 March 2007

This latest barge-board evolution was spotted on the Melbourne grid. The front edge bends noticeably outwards (black arrow), while the bottom edge is neatly rounded. The increased angles of the pillars connecting the board to the chassis (blue and yellow arrows) highlight the board's new, more curved shape. These changes are designed to divert more airflow away from this area and hence keep the bottom of the car free from turbulence. As on the launch version of the F2007, the barge boards retain a wing-like element on their top edge, designed to help raise the pressure of air passing towards the bottom of the car.