The FIA has moved quickly in its investigation as to the legality of Ferrari’s new rear wing: they’ve promptly banned it.
The team’s F150° Italia challenger featured a higher-than-normal extended flap on upper edge of the rear wing during Friday practice at this weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix, which prompted the sport’s governing body to investigate the legality of the design.
The win design was theoretically higher than the regulations permitted, and the FIA found that Ferrari had exploited a loophole in the regulations relating to slot-gap separators – these are not taken into consideration when measuring the height of a rear wing.
The decision means Ferrari will have to remove its rear wing ahead of the final free practice session which precedes this afternoon’s qualifying session. The team will revert to the same specification of rear wing that it ran at the Turkish Grand Prix a fortnight ago.
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