Ferrari has an unusual new nose

Posted on Author Keith Collantine

Rumours began circulating that Ferrari were readying a radical new nose cone arrangement several weeks ago.

They finally tested the device in public at Barcelona today and Autosport has a picture.

Ferrari has essentially created a slotted hole in the nose through which air can pass. It allows air to flow at high pressure through the nose, allowing it to escape the turbulent area behind the front wing more effectively. They may use the new arrangement at next week’s Spanish Grand Prix.

Felipa Massa was an ominous 2.6s faster than anyone else today although details of what test program they and the others were running are sketchy. Check back for a full testing debrief later this week.