As had been rumoured engineering director Pat Fry and chief designer Nicolas Tombazis are both leaving Ferrari as part of a reorganisation 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 1 car possible.”
Arrivabene will also head a newly formed commercial department, assisted by marketing manager and erstwhile media boss Renato Bisignani. The press office will be run by former journalist Alberto Antonini.
2 responses to “Ferrari confirms departure of Fry and Tombazis”
So is this a matter of heads still rolling at the Scuderia, or a matter of jumping ship while it’s still afloat? I’m sure they’ll both find gainful employment soon,.
Doesn’t bode well for the 2015 season, senior people not around to test & develop the car they created. Ferrari could be on the way further down the grid.