Apr.18 (GMM) A Ferrari team spokesman has downplayed reports that a recent technical leak is being vigorously investigated.
Reports earlier this week suggested that the appearance in testing of the widely-anticipated 'hole nose' at the front of the F2008 confirmed that spies may still be active within the team.Drawings of the innovation appeared in the pages of the Italian magazine Autosprint even before the 2008 season begun.But despite technical director Aldo Costa reportedly saying that "very few" staff even knew about the forthcoming nose solution, the spokesman insists that "about one hundred" Ferrari people were aware.Ferrari spokesman Luca Colajanni also told Auto Motor und Sport that Autosprint got the leaked information wrong, as the sketches depicted the 'holes' much further down the nose."You cannot prevent these kinds of stories," he added. "The fact that the information was misunderstood proves that the source was only superficially informed."It is very likely that the piece will debut at Barcelona next weekend, after the revised nose passed the mandatory FIA crash tests this week.