Ferrari dismiss reports Fry has been axed

Ferrari dismiss reports Fry has been axed

Ferrari has dismissed claims that engineering director Pat Fry has parted company with the team.

Sky Sports F1 reported on Tuesday morning that Fry, 50, was the most recent casualty of Ferrari’s efforts to reorganise following a disappointing 2014 season in which it is still yet to win, with Fernando Alonso’s second place finish in Hungary last weekend the Scuderia’s best result of the year.

Fry would be the third high profile casualty to face the axe at Ferrari this year, following team principal Stefano Domenicali’s resignation in April, as well as the reported sacking of engine chief Luca Marmorini earlier this month.

However, Ferrari has dismissed the reports of Fry’s release as unfounded, tweeting a message via the team’s official Twitter account which reads: “For those who ask about Pat Fry: just rumors, rumors, rumors…”

Fry joined Ferrari in 2010 from McLaren, after almost twenty years with the Woking-based squad.

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Dan Paddock

Dan Paddock

Dan Paddock is an FIA accredited freelance motorsport and Formula 1 journalist and the recently appointed Grand Prix Editor of Richland F1. Dan joined the site in July of last year as a Staff Writer, fresh off the back of completing a master’s degree in journalism. He has since gone on to represent Richland F1 at the 2014 British Grand Prix, his debut in the Formula 1 paddock. Aside from Richland F1, Dan also writes for Rumble Strip News, as well as maintaing his own modest blog.