Ben Agathangelou joins Ferrari's aerodynamic department

Ferrari has boosted its aerodynamic department with the signing of Ben Agathangelou, who has worked for a number of teams including McLaren, Benetton and Red Bull Racing in his career

Ben Agathangelou joins Ferrari's aerodynamic department

Agathangelou originally left F1 at the end of 2007, when he departed Red Bull Racing - having been there since the Jaguar days, but he returned to the sport in 2010 when he joined the Hispania team. Most recently he has worked with Marussia.

Ferrari has been looking at bolstering its technical structure under the leadership of Pat Fry, and has been recruiting in areas where it feels it can be improved.

At the Chinese Grand Prix, Fry said that the team was leaving no stone unturned in looking at areas it can improve.

"The biggest performance differentiator is aerodynamics. We've got some issues there that we're trying to resolve," he said.

"We're actually trying to review and revise our methodologies through the whole process and that carries on into the design office for trying to get weight out of various parts, make other bits more durable.

"So there's work going on absolutely everywhere within the company, on the basic fundamental methodology as well as just trying to upgrade the car."

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