Cape Town - Ferrari have confirmed the departure of technical chief James Allison, with Mattia Binotto replacing him.
Scuderia team boss Maurizio Arrivabene confirmed the development and
also added that Binotto will be implemented in his new role with
The Italian expressed his gratitude to Allison and wished him well for his future.
"The Team would like to thank James for his commitment and sacrifice
during the time spent together, and wishes him success and serenity for
his future endeavors," Arrivabene told Sky Sports.
After rejoining Ferrari for a second stint from Lotus three years
ago, the 48-year-old's future was always in doubt when his wife sadly
passed away in March, with rumours going around that he will leave the
sport to spend more time with his family.
"During the years I spent at Ferrari, at two different stages and
covering different roles, I could get to know and appreciate the value
of the team and of the people, women and men, which are part of it,"
"I want to thank them all for the great professional and human
experience we shared. I wish everybody a happy future with lots of
Binotto will assume technical chief role for the upcoming German
Grand Prix this weekend, with Ferrari only one point ahead of Red Bull
on the Constructors’ Championship table and 10 races to go.