Fry and Tombazis ousted at Ferrari

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Ferrari have confirmed the departure of Pat Fry and Nikolas Tombazis from the Scuderia, amidst a reorganisation that started when new team principal Maurizio Arrivabene came in charge. Arrivabene, Managing Director of {Ferrari}’s Gestione Sportiva and Team Principal of Scuderia Ferrari, has restructured his team with a flatter structure and clear assignment of responsibilities.

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.

Furthermore, the Scuderia’s Formula 1 activities will be managed by Massimo Rivola, while GT and Corse Clienti racing will be managed by Antonio Coletta.

The Ferrari Driver Academy will still be managed by Luca Baldisserri, reporting directly to Maurizio Arrivabene. In addition, Arrivabene will manage the newly founded Commercial Department of the Scuderia ad interim. Renato Bisignani, who until now was the head of Scuderia Ferrari’s Press Office, will join the new department as Marketing Manager and Acquisition. Replacing him as press officer is Alberto Antonini, formerly a journalist for RAI and Sky Italia.

The restructuring is the second major change for Ferrari this year and follows Mattiacci's reorganisation from March this year during which long term Head of Engines and Electronics Luca Marmorini was fired. Marmorini later said he was ousted after a single meeting, adding that the team at the time fully backed Nikolas Tombazis.