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Ferrari F2005 - front barge boards 07 May 2005

An interesting change in Barcelona to the small, front barge boards. These now feature a wide, horizontal knife-edged profile (in yellow) to improve their sealing effect. Perhaps surprisingly, these front boards play a bigger influence on the car's aerodynamic balance than the larger ones in front of the sidepods. This is because they directly receive the airflow passing through the front wing, and divert it under and outside the chassis to increase the efficiency of the bottom of the car.