Manor has hired another former member of Ferrari’s design team as it bids to move up the grid in 2016.
Pat Fry, who was Ferrari’s director of engineering until the end of 2014, has been appointed as engineering consultant.
Fry left Ferrari in the wake of its disappointing 2014 campaign along with chief designer Nikolas Tombazis, whom Manor has already appointed as its chief aerodynamicist. Fry joined Ferrari in 2010 as assistant technical director and was promoted following the departure of Aldo Costa the following year. He also previously worked for McLaren and Benetton.
Manor racing director Dave Ryan – himself a former McLaren man – said the team is “extremely fortunate” to have Fry join them.
“The aim is to bring performance to the car with effect from the Barcelona tests, then translate that to the race track in Melbourne, to ensure we make the strongest possible start to 2016 and have a good basis for development in the early part of the season.”
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