Ferrari to launch ‘F2008K’ development car

Like many teams, Ferrari are to use a revised version of this year’s F2008 car to develop parts for next season. Code-named the F2008K, the ‘K’ believed to refer to the new KERS technology, the car will act as a halfway house between the current 2008 and radically revised 2009 regulations.

The development machine is expected to break cover at Ferrari’s Fiorano circuit shortly, before travelling to Barcelona with Luca Badoer next week for the start of testing. It is unlikely that the car will use the complicated KERS technology in Spain, instead the team will simulate the weight of the system with strategically placed ballast.