Ferrari to strengthen its technical department

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Ferrari is adamant to get back to the top therefore they continue working on their technical staff. The Scuderia signed up key figures from rival teams.

Ferrari has gone through sweeping changes recently. Stefano Domenicali, Luca Marmorini and Luca di Montezemolo have all departed from the Scuderia and Fernando Alonso is also about to stop languishing in prison of mediocre cars. In came Marco Mattiacci whose sole aim is to engineer his team in a position it belongs to.

According to ten engineers have been signed in the last weeks. Some of them have already begun working, while others will start their career at Scuderia in the coming days.

Ferrari has recognized the importance of a new power unit and also identified their deficit to the field-leading Mercedes’s power train. The Maranello-based squad therefore strengthened their engine department. The reinforcements have arrived from Mercedes AMG, Lotus, Toro Rosso and Audi.

Mercedes AMG’s senior figure Wolf Zimmermann was signed to help Mattia Binotto in the reorganization of the engine department. Riccardo Adami was signed from Toro Rosso. Adami was the race engineer of Sebastian Vettel at the time when the German drove for the Faenza-based squad.

Daniel Casanova is another important gain for Ferrari. He was picked up by technical director James Allison who has worked with him during his spell at Lotus. The Italian studied at Milan, then acquired a Ph.D at the Cranfield University in the UK and at the Delft University in Netherlands. He will work at the Department of Simulation.