May 5 (GMM) As rival teams frantically assess the benefits of Ferrari's 'hose nose' that debuted at Barcelona, the Italian outfit has hinted that it may not use the innovation at every race.
Maranello based Ferrari were pleased with the performance of the aerodynamic feature at the Spanish grand prix, where Kimi Raikkonen took pole and led his teammate Felipe Massa home for the dominant win.BMW-Sauber's technical boss Willy Rampf has already indicated that his crew will assess a similar concept in the Hinwil wind tunnel.But the Swiss publication Motorsport Aktuell reports that Ferrari may not even be intending to run the 'hole nose' - christened the 'shark mouth' by Massa at the pre-Barcelona test - everywhere this season."We are going to Istanbul with basically the same package that we used in Spain," team boss Stefano Domenicali said."But we also have other solutions," he added.Ferrari currently fields the fastest car on the 2008 grid, and the omens are similarly good for the team's driver lineup ahead of the Turkish grand prix.In 2005, Istanbul's debut on the F1 calendar, Raikkonen - then driving for McLaren - won the race. In 2006 and 2007, driving for Ferrari, Massa was the first past the chequered flag.