Ferrari has finally confirmed it has axed Luca Marmorini, its director of the engine and electronics department.

Marmorini was rumoured to have been let go earlier this month, although new team principal, Marco Mattiacci was guarded when quizzed on the matter. However, it has now been made official that the 53-year-old is to leave the Scuderia.

Marmorini originally joined the team in 1990, before switching to Toyota in 1999. He then returned in 2009, but with Ferrari struggling this season, has now become the second high profile casualty, following on from Stefano Domenicali, who resigned as team principal back in April.

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As well as announcing Marmorini's exit, the Scuderia has also revealed the "new power unit management structure".

"As part of the restructuring of the power unit department, Mattia Binotto will assume the role of chief operating officer," the team said.

"James Allison, technical director, continues to be responsible for the entire car project, supported by Nikolas Tombazis, chief designer chassis, and Lorenzo Sassi, chief designer power unit."

Meanwhile, earlier this week, Ferrari denied reports that engineering director Pat Fry had been sacked, dismissing the stories as just rumours.


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You'd think that somewhere in their group there would be someone of the quality of Forghieri to call on. Or maybe sub out the engine work to him at Oral Engineering??