Spanish GP: Ferrari’s halo-mounted mirrors banned for Monaco

Ferrari will have to remove their halo-mounted mirrors for the Monaco GP after the FIA ruled that the new design was illegal, Sky Sports has learnt.

The team introduced a much-changed SF71-H at this weekend’s Spanish GP with the rear-view mirrors moved up onto the Halo – featuring aerodynamic winglets – in a change they believed fit in with the post-China regulations.

But, following protests from Ferrari’s rivals, FIA race director Charlie Whiting and technical delegate Jo Bauer have been investigating the concept throughout the Barcelona weekend and have now banned the design.

What’s new on the cars?

Sky Sports understands that while the mirrors will be kept where they are for the remainder of the Spanish GP weekend due to the difficulty of reverting back, the Scuderia will be using their older-spec car – used at the season’s first four races – from the next event in Monaco onwards.

“I don’t think you’ll see them at another race, that’s my understanding,” confirmed Red Bull boss Christian Horner to Sky F1.

More to follow…

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