Ferrari set to shuffle track engineering team

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Lots of news is emerging from the Ferrari camp recently, and today it has been reported that under the team's new leadership, the drivers' racecar engineering team will also be reshuffled.

Today is another milestone for Ferrari as the team's new principal, Maurizio Arrivabene is officially appointed to his position. FIAT chairman Sergio Marchionne reportedly landed near the team's test track at Fiorano shortly before 9 am today to meet with Arrivabene on the team's future and the plans for their ongoing 2015 project.

At the same time, Sky Italy have reported that the team will be having two new race engineers next season. Sebastian Vettel will have Riccardo Adami as his race engineer. Adami previously worked for Toro Rosso.

Kimi Raikkonen will also change as Dave Greenwood will manage his car. Greenwood is well respected and only just joined the Scuderia from Marussia F1 Team.

The news follows Sebastian Vettel's first day at Ferrari on 29 November, during which he drove a Ferrari F2012 from 2012, the most modern car he can test under the current regulations. Vettel's car sported #5, the number he is going to race with in 2015, but confusingly also the number which Alonso race with in 2012.

While the Pirelli test tyres and the Ferrari itself are hardly relevant to next year's Ferrari, the Italian team was keen to get Vettel in a car early to get feedback on the seating position and the location of controls on the steering wheel.

(Image: SkyF1)