After a second consecutive race weekend marked by front wing “fluttering”, Ferrari insists it is at least now in good company. Experimenting with a new design ahead of the 2012 season, the Italian team said before Abu Dhabi that it had fixed the alarming problem seen on Felipe Massa’s car a fortnight earlier in India. But the problem resurfaced at Yas Marina and Brazilian Massa had to race with an older wing.
Asked about it after the race, Stefano Domenicali told Italian broadcaster Rai: “I think this time we were not the only ones.”
He is referring to Red Bull, the pioneers of the wing concept that is somehow able to pass the aerodynamic load tests yet still visibly flex downwards at speed.