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Ferrari confirms exit of F1 engine guru Marmorini

Ferrari F1 engine man Luca Marmorini is to leave the team as part of a restructuring of the Scuderia's power unit department - official
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.

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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July 31, 2014 7:09 PM

Well I always find it ironic when management tries to fix things by firing employees instead of themselves. 100% of the time when something in a company isn't work it's management's fault.


July 31, 2014 5:17 PM

Ferrari aren't exactly suffering from the form they had in the early 90's but something definitely has to change internally, it's now been seven years since their last title. Hope they make the right changes to be competitive again...

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