Ferrari’s halo-mounted mirrors were considered to be a smart innovation, one that would help Ferrari get a slight aerodynamic edge over their rivals.
However, as soon as the first images came out, a lot of rival teams reportedly lodged a few complaints with the FIA regarding the legal aspect of the move.
Ferrari have moved their rare view mirrors up onto the halo. The move is currently within the regulations as per Ferrari but FIA have banned it for the Monaco GP.
The mirrors will continue to be on that SF71H for the Spanish GP but will have to be removed for the Monaco GP, as per Sky Sports sources.
“I don’t think you’ll see them at another race, that’s my understanding,” Christian Horner said in an interview with Sky Sports.
Ferrari did try and work around the rules but they have been found out by the other teams and hence will have to do away with his major aerodynamic tweak.
We’ll have to wait and see though if this tweak helps them get that much needed edge over Mercedes and Red Bull during qualification.
Hamilton however did take a slight dig at Ferrari last night for ‘sandbagging’ as he didn’t really know what they were doing during Free practice.
Mercedes and Red Bull found themselves topping the charts, but Vettel confirmed that there were no glaring issues with the car and that the team is working hard to get everything in place for qualifying today.
Can Ferrari use that slight aerodynamic advantage to their benefit in Barcelona?