Marmorini axed as Ferrari reshuffles engine department

Marmorini axed as Ferrari reshuffles engine department

Ferrari has confirmed that Luca Marmorini, director of engine and electronics, has left the team, in a restructuring of its engine department following a disappointing 2014 season.

As part of new team boss Marco Mattiacci’s restructuring efforts, Mattia Binotto becomes chief operating officer of its power unit department, effectively replacing the departed Marmorini, while Lorenzo Sassi, who has worked with Ferrari since 2006, becomes chief designer of the power unit.

James Allison, who joined Ferrari from Lotus late last year, retains his position as technical director, with Nikolas Tombazis continuing in his supporting role as chief chassis designer.

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Dan Paddock

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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.