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Ferrari

FIA make a decision on Ferrari floor following test controversy

Ferrari caused a stir at a recent tyre test when they were thought to have fitted a new floor to the F1-75, which would have contravened FIA regulations. But the sport's governing body are said to have been satisfied by the Scuderia's explanation of events.

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The FIA have cleared Ferrari of any wrongdoing after the Scuderia used two different floor specifications at an Imola tyre test following the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.

While Charles Leclerc ran one floor specification on the morning of Ferrari’s test, Carlos Sainz took over in the afternoon with a new version.

This prompted other teams to query the matter ahead of this weekend's Miami Grand Prix, as F1's sporting regulations dictate that new car components cannot be used during tyre testing, and any new parts must have been used on track at some point during a previous Grand Prix weekend.

FIA satisfied by Ferrari's explanation

According to RacingNews365.com technical analyst Paolo Filisetti, the floor Sainz used at the Imola test had been trialled by Leclerc during the Australian Grand Prix weekend, meaning no regulations were contravened.

Neither Ferrari nor the FIA have made any official comment on the matter, but RacingNews365.com understands that the FIA ​​are satisfied with the explanation they have received from Ferrari and the evidence that the Scuderia have provided.

In addition to the new floor, Ferrari's updates for Miami include a new rear wing, though the Scuderia's first extensive upgrade package for 2022 will be unveiled at the Spanish Grand Prix in a fortnight's time.

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