Honda Racing boss Nick Fry has said he hopes the FIA does not come out in support of Ferrari over the flexi-wing issue, after the matter reached a head at the Malaysian Grand Prix on Sunday.
Eight teams wrote a letter to the FIA before the race demanding a clarification on the situation amid concerns about the manner in which Ferraris' front wings were flexing. Television pictures obtained by teams indicated that the wing changed shape at high speeds to aid performance.
The FIA is set to issue a clarification about the situation before the Australian Grand Prix and Fry hopes that it does not give the green light to Ferrari's interpretation of the rules - because that would force other teams to go down that route.
"The FIA will clarify the situation before we get to Melbourne," said Fry. "That's what we need. All we asked (FIA technical delegate) Charlie Whiting is which interpretation is correct.
"It would be unfortunate if Ferrari's interpretation is said to be right because all the other teams will have to do similar things."
There were several meetings between teams in the Sepang paddock on Saturday night and Sunday morning to discuss the matter, which had been brought to light thanks to images shown on German television.
"We have been aware of it for six months," added Fry. "But the situation is very difficult. It is hard for the FIA to measure. It was this weekend that for the first time we got a clear picture from German TV."
There had been fears that the situation could have led to a post-race protest about the Ferraris if they had taken a decent result in Malaysia, but their run to fifth and sixth places went some way to calming down the situation.
When asked whether a protest would definitely have happened if Ferrari had won, Fry said: "It's difficult to talk about things that didn't happen. I'm just pleased they didn't win...
"And we all agreed on the safety issue that it was unrealistic to expect them to change this weekend."
Fry also revealed that two of the eight teams that have signed the letter against Ferrari are operating similar flexi-wings.
"Anyone who is not an engineer can see from the TV pictures and make their own conclusions. Two other teams are in the same situation, and ironically they are part of the eight.
"We had a nice conversation with Charlie Whiting late morning today and we took his word that it will be fixed for Melbourne."
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