Aldo Costa Leaves Technical Job at Ferrari
Costa has been responsible with the technical side of Ferrari's F1 operations ever since 2007, but with expectations of a winning season this year down the drain, the Maranello organization decided to pump new blood in that particular department. Costa will not leave the company however, as Ferrari confirmed he will take on new responsibilities at Maranello.
Following his almost 4-year tenure as head of Ferrari's technical department, a time during which the Scuderia won two manufacturers' titles, Costa will be succeeded in the F1 team by a whole new management structure, headed by new director of chassis development Pat Fry.
Fry has joined the Ferrari organization midway through last season, following his tenure as chief engineer at McLaren Mercedes. After initially being given an advisor role within the team in regards to the development of the 2011-spec car, Fry has been officially promoted to deputy technical director for Ferrari in early January.
Costa's leaving his position aside, the structure of the Ferrari team has remained virtually unchanged, with Luca Marmorini still in charge of the engine and electronics department, while production remains under the close guidance of Corrado Lanzone. A more explicit statement, regarding potential other changes in their team structure, is expected from Ferrari in the days to come.