It is entirely possible that FIA got their measurement wrong.
But it is interesting why would they have gotten that one measurement so grossly wrong if the other random measurements that were also conducted at the same race (as explained by the media) most obviously were not providing any reports to the stewards.
Because there has been a lot of scrutiny and pressure from the other teams to convict Ferrari of whatever shenanigans they think they are up to.
I'm not saying that the FIA concocted a scheme to convict Ferrari of wrong doing in Abu Dhabi, but that someone doing the measurements knew it was a Ferrari being measured, and in light of the scrutiny, felt pressure to make sure they were doing everything to the letter, and that pressure led them to make a mistake instead on a task they have executed perfectly countless times up to that moment.
A bit like how the Haas team had one job to not screw up the pitstops in Melbourne this year, (after last year's Melbourne pitstop debacle and the Netflix), and what did they do? Screw up the pitstop again! They had never had issues after Melbourne last year with the pitstops. But with all the scrutiny, memories, etc, they managed to botch it this year.
Edited by ARTGP, 04 December 2019 - 18:15.