Aldo Costa, Ferrari, 2011

Ferrari replace technical director Aldo Costa

2011 F1 seasonPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Aldo Costa, Ferrari, 2011
Aldo Costa, Ferrari, 2011

Ferrari have announced Aldo Costa is no longer serving as technical director.

Pat Fry, who joined the team from McLaren last year, has taken over in charge of chassis development and Corrado Lanzone will be responsible for production, both reporting to Stefano Domenicali.

Costa remains with the team in a different capacity. He became technical director in 2007.

Ferrari issued the following statement:

Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro announces that, as from today, Aldo Costa relinquishes his current position as Technical Director to take on new responsibilities within the Company.

At the same time, the technical activity has been restructured in three areas: Director for the Chassis side is Pat Fry, Production is in the hands of Corrado Lanzone, while Engine and Electronics continues with Luca Marmorini. All three report directly to the Team Principal, Stefano Domenicali.

Ferrari’s start to the season has fallen short of expectations. They have reached the podium just once in the first five races and Fernando Alonso was lapped during the Spanish Grand Prix.

The team introduced a new rear wing during practice last weekend but the development was banned by the FIA.

Ferrari also replaced race engineer Chris Dyer in January.

Earlier this month Williams announced their technical director Sam Michael and chief aerodynamicist Jon Tomlinson would leave at the end of the season following their disappointing start to the year.

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