FIA race director Charlie Whiting says the sport’s governing body isn’t concerned the onboard camera shroud Ferrari used in Singapore may be in breach of the regulations.
Charlie Whiting added that Scuderia Ferrari’s device is intended to cool parts of the car and camera.
“As long as it doesn’t block the camera view we don’t mind. FOM don’t mind that they’re cooling the OCU which is the unit on top where the camera is. If it’s OK with them, it’s OK by us if it doesn’t block their camera view.
The new one, I went to go and see it at Ferrari it wasn’t even on the cars, this was about an hour after a free practice session. Apparently they put it into the airbox and the primary thing is to blow cold air into the airbox and to various other places which are fed by those big ducts. They’ve got some secondary ducts it would seem that blow a bit of air onto the OCU but as I said [we’re] not concerned.” – he concluded.