The flexing front wing on Massa's Ferrari caused plenty of paddock chat

With Ferrari joining its frontrunning rivals in experimenting with design concepts it hopes to incorporate onto its 2012 challenger, the Italian team’s new front wing has attracted plenty of attention in the paddock at the Buddh International Circuit…

Running a wing only fitted to Felipe Massa’s car, the new design created a stir when footage showed the structure dramatically flexing under high-speed load, to the point that its endplates struck the tarmac.

The FIA’s technical delegate Jo Bauer was an interested observer of the activities in the Ferrari garage, and the team hastily performed a wing change shortly after a visit from him during today’s final practice session.

Funnily enough, the front wing Massa ran after that point scarcely seemed to flex at all…

[Image via FOM]

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