Ferrari has downplayed the impact of the FIA's decision to not allow the Italian squad to use its new rear wing in the Spanish Grand Prix.
The governing body ruled on Saturday that the higher-than-normal flap extension on the rear wing was breaching the regulations and so the team was asked to remove it. Fernando Alonso, however, said the impact of not being able to use it is minimal.
"It was one of the new parts that we had for this race, but they decided we couldn't use it and so we removed it," said Alonso. "It was a part that gave us a little improvement but we are talking about no more than a tenth or a tenth and a half so it's no drama to have to remove it."
Ferrari's technical director Aldo Costa added: "We are speaking too much about this little detail. It was a detail, so it was not a big issue with or without, to be honest."
Costa insisted Ferrari believed the wing was still legal despite the FIA's decision.
"For us, the detail was legal. But you have many clarifications with the FIA, many interpretations. There was a change of opinion. It was a small detail and it was not a case of us pushing for it, we removed it. It was a small detail."