Tombazis, Fry axed in Ferrari shake-up

By on Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Scuderia Ferrari

Scuderia Ferrari

Ferrari has announced a reshuffle of its Formula 1 team, with key figures Nikolas Tombazis and Pat Fry leaving the squad.

Tombazis has been chief designer at Ferrari since 2006, while Fry took up a senior role with the squad after joining in 2010.

James Allison's position as technical director has been strengthened and he will be supported by chief designer Simone Resta and Power Unit director Mattia Binotto.

New Team Principal Maurizio Arrivabene will head a newly founded Commercial department, with Press Officer Renato Bisignani becoming manager of marketing and acquisition.

Experienced Italian journalist Alberto Antonini will replace Bisignani as Press Officer.

Ferrari finished a win-less fourth in the 2014 Constructors' Championship, while off-track there were numerous management changes, with Sergio Marchionne replacing Luca di Montezemolo as President and Arrivabene arriving as Team Principal, after Marco Mattiacci was axed and Stefano Domenicali resigned.

The outfit signed Sebastian Vettel to replace Fernando Alonso for 2015, with Esteban Gutierrez joining as reserve driver.

The squad also announced a sponsorship deal with Mexican giants América Móvil, which owns the Telmex, Telcel and Claro brands.

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