It’s official folks! Ross Brawn – the technical expert and tactician behind some of the teams great wins in recent years – has decided to leave the Scuderia to focus his attention on his family. Paulo Martinelli will also leave the team, having designed some of the most powerful and most reliable engines to have ever been placed in a Ferrari. Paulo will move his engineering skills to Ferrari’s parent company, Fiat.
While this news isn’t so much of a shock, it is potentially devastating for Ferrari. Combined with the loss of Michael Schumacher, you couldn’t blame someone for asking, ‘Where are Ferrari heading in the next five or so years?‘.
Mario Almondo will take over from where Brawn leaves at the end of the year, and Aldo Costa will continue to head up the design side. Martinelli’s post will be taken by Giles Simon and Stefano Domenicali becomes the teams Sporting Director. I will offer brief bio’s of each key team member in the 2007 Build Up posts, but initial thoughts on the new team structure…
…The car had better be good, and Kimi had better be on form. Or am I being too pessimistic? Will Ferrari flop because of the changes made, or will Kimi rise above everything and thrash Alonso next year? Have your say…Download Original Wallpaper