F1 Planks

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It’s been a source of many a joke, that High Tech F1 cars run with a piece of wood bolted underneath them.  The plank as it’s known by the regulations, is in fact a bit cleverer than a mere piece of wood.  Its aim to prevent excessively low ground clearance in the wake of Senna’s 1994 crash has been challenged by the designers and now teams regularly run the tip of the plank along the ground.

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