F1: More changes at Ferrari as Fry and Tombazis leave

BY Adam Cooper • December 16, 2014

Engineering director Pat Fry and chief designer Nicolas Tombazis are both leaving Ferrari as part of a reorganization under new boss Maurizio Arrivabane.

Meanwhile, James Allison's position as the overall technical boss as been strengthened in what Ferrari calls “a flatter structure and clear assignment of responsibilities.”

Fry joined Ferrari in 2011, while Tombazis has been there since 1997, apart from a spell with McLaren.

A team statement said: “James Allison is the Technical Director with two Italian engineers and home grown Scuderia talent reporting to him: Chief Designer Simone Resta and Power Unit Director Mattia Binotto, the latter will be supported by Chief Designer Power Unit Lorenzo Sassi, among others. Furthermore James Allison will direct track engineering activities ad interim.

“Therefore, he will be responsible for all technical aspects of delivering the Scuderia’s drivers Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel, as well as the newly appointed test driver and third driver Esteban Gutiérrez, with the most competitive Formula One car possible.”

Arrivabene will also head a newly formed commercial department, assisted by marketing manager and erstwhile media boss Renato Bisignani. Meanwhile, the press office will be run by former journalist Alberto Antonini.


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