Felipe Massa insists that he has no safety concerns about Ferrari's latest front-wing design, despite the extreme flexing witnessed over the Indian Grand Prix weekend.
The Brazilian has been trying out the latest specification front wing this weekend, which is believed to utilize many of the concepts that have been put to good use by Red Bull Racing this season. However, the high-speed flexing of the wing on the Buddh circuit's long straights has been extreme, with one version of the wing appearing to flap in an excessive manner.
Ferrari replaced this version of the wing toward the end of third practice, and it was used by Massa in qualifying – before he crashed at the end of the session. That accident meant that Ferrari had to replace the wing ahead of the race. The level of flexing seen in the front wing has prompted questions about whether the part would last an entire race distance. Massa was adamant he has no such concerns, however.
"For sure, it is quite aggressive," he said. "But, we are on it. We are analyzing everything and, if we decide to use it, it is because it is safe. There is not so much to say."