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FIA wants standard F1 plank amid ride-height concerns

The FIA believes F1 cars are running too low and is looking to introduce a standard plank in future. Image: Coates / XPB Images The FIA is concerned about low ride heights and is keen to standardise the plank, which is fitted to the floor of every F1 car, in the coming seasons. The plank became a talking point when Lewis Hamilton and Charles Leclerc were disqualified from the United States Grand Prix for excessive wear to the underside of their cars. While mitigating factors were a factor that weekend, noting the Sprint format of the event saw cars go into parc fermé earlier than normal and have to withstand more competitive running than across a standard weekend on a notoriously bumpy...
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