Ferrari confirm the arrival of key Mercedes duo Jerome d'Ambrosio and Loic Serra

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Ahead of this weekend's Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, Ferrari has announced the signing of Loic Serra and Jerome d’Ambrosio, both coming from arch rival, Mercedes.

Loic Serra will take on the role of Head of Chassis Performance Engineering, reporting to Enrico Cardile, overseeing various areas in Maranello, including Track Engineering, Aero Development, Aero Operations and Vehicle Performance.

Serra was born in France in 1972 and has a degree in mechanical engineering after studying in Aix-en-Provence and Paris. After university, he worked for Michelin and then the BMW-Sauber and Mercedes AMG Formula 1 teams.

For Jerome d’Ambrosio, the team has established a new position as the Belgian will join the Scuderia in the role of Deputy Team Principal, reporting directly to Fred Vasseur. Furthermore, D’Ambrosio has also been appointed Head of the Scuderia Ferrari Driver Academy, the Maranello marque’s young driver programme.

D'Ambrosio was born in Belgium in 1985 and was a professional racing driver up until 2020. His results include a win in GP2, three in Formula E and he also drove in 20 Formula 1 Grands Prix from 2011 to 2012. At Mercedes, he worked alongside Team Principal Toto Wolff and ran the Stuttgart firm’s young driver programme.

The duo, who are both currently on gardening leave, will start work for Ferrari on October 1, 2024.