Mar.20 (GMM) A new row about the legality of formula one cars could be about to break out in the pit lane of 2007.
The website of American broadcaster Speed TV reports that the under-body of Ferrari's dominant F2007 machine came under quiet scrutiny by rivals and the FIA in Australia.
It is suggested that the car's floor might have been designed to give a performance advantage by moving, which - as in the 'flexing wings' sagas of last year - is illegal.
Predictably, the leading antagonist of the new saga appears to be McLaren, who reportedly suspect that Ferrari's floor lowers at speed to give Kimi Raikkonen and Felipe Massa an unfair speed boost in a straight line.
"We will see how things are in two or three races," McLaren principal Ron Dennis said, explaining that rival teams often seek clarification about rule interpretations early in the season.
He added: "So it takes a race or two to know what is or isn't permitted."
A Ferrari spokesman commented: "It's part of the game any time Ferrari is quickest. It's not the first time that there have been questions about legality.
"If someone has a complaint, there is always the FIA."
Written: Tue, 20 Mar 2007 10:32:40
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