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Ferrari 248 F1 - suspension geometry 19 October 2006

One of the 248 F1's strong points is its ability to exploit the full potential of its Bridgestone tyres, while maintaining very low wear rates and avoiding disruptive phenomena such as graining and blistering. The car's suspension geometry features a very small camber angle, made possible by what's believed to be a slightly more flexible shoulder on the Bridgestone tyres in comparison to this season's Michelins. This means the tyre slides less in the corners, reducing major heat fluctuations in the tyre's surface. This in turn reduces graining in the early laps and lessens the likelihood of blistering towards the end of a stint.