Pat Fry, Nikolas Tombazis to leave Ferrari F1 team amid restructure

Ferrari engineering director Pat Fry and chief designer Nikolas Tombazis will leave the Formula 1 team amid a restructure of the outfit

Pat Fry, Nikolas Tombazis to leave Ferrari F1 team amid restructure

The restructure follows Maurizio Arrivabene joining the team as managing director and has been undertaken with the aim of introducing what Ferrari describes as "a flatter structure and clear assignment of responsibilities".

Fry joined Ferrari in July 2010 after leaving McLaren before becoming technical director (chassis) in 2011.

He took up his present position when James Allison joined as technical director last year.

Tombazis, whose Formula 1 career started with Benetton in late 1992, first joined Ferrari in 1994 and returned to the team in 2006 after a two-year stint with McLaren.

Allison remains as technical director, with new chief designer Simone Resta and power unit director Mattia Binotto reporting to him.

He is also in charge of track engineering activities on an interim basis.

Ferrari has confirmed that Massimo Rivola will manage the F1 team's activities, with Antonio Coletta responsible for managing GT and Corse Cliente racing.

The Ferrari Driver Academy will continue to operate under Luca Baldisserri, who will report directly to Arrivabene.

Ferrari has also confirmed that Renato Bisignani, previously head of the Scuderia Ferrari press office, has taken up the role of marketing manager and acquisition in Arrivabene's newly-founded commercial department.

Respected journalist Alberto Antonini has taken over the head of press office role.

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