Ferrari has admitted that it is still unsure why Felipe Massa is continuing to suffer excessive flapping with his front wing.
Just a fortnight after the behavior of the wing at high-speed raised eyebrows in India, Massa's front wing was once again flapping excessively on the long straight in practice for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. After believing that the issue in India had been due to a manufacturing problem, the team says it does not have an answer as to why it is happening again.
Ferrari team principal Stefano Domenicali said: "The reality is that we found something that was not correct in terms of the structure of that wing but apparently it seems that there is still a problem. It seems we haven't fixed the issue on that yet."
He added: "I have got engineers with much more expertise than me here who know that an effect on a wing can depend on a lot of things. It depends on the setup of the car, the tire pressure and so on. Maybe it is a combination of all of these elements for our engineers to understand and react as it is not what we would like to see."