Ferrari 248 F1 - new barge boards 25 August 2006
This evolution was tested before the French Grand Prix, but only used for the first time in Turkey. The barge-board profile has changed dramatically, especially the top of the shields. These now feature a clear saw-tooth profile towards the rear, while the front edge has lost its rounded top corner in favour of a sharp, vertical edge (see detail). Another addition is the small, vertical fin (lowermost arrow) right in front of the main profile, connected to the horizontal turning vane, which helps improve airflow management in this area. These changes continue the detailed refinement of the aero package ahead of the forthcoming Monza race, where aero efficiency on the long, fast straights is paramount.