Mousetrap Vehicle C

Question: National FAQ: Does the statement, No part of the jaw/hammer may extend more than 1.0 cm beyond the base, refer to the base of the mousetrap or the base of the vehicle as a whole? (section: 3 / part:  / paragraph: a / sub-paragraph:  / line: 2)

Response: The base of the mousetrap (in its lowest energy state (tripped)).